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6 edition of Once A Fighter Pilot found in the catalog.

Once A Fighter Pilot

by Jerry W. Cook

  • 66 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading

Published by McGraw-Hill Professional .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Air forces & warfare,
  • American history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • Asian history: Vietnam War,
  • Aviation skills / piloting,
  • Biography: general,
  • Military,
  • Aircraft Operation,
  • Military Aircraft Design And Construction,
  • Transportation,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • History: World,
  • USA,
  • Military - Vietnam War,
  • Aviation - History,
  • History / Military / Vietnam War,
  • Aviation - General,
  • Aviation - Piloting & Flight Instruction

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9254028M
    ISBN 100071399208
    ISBN 109780071399203
    OCLC/WorldCa51234571

    Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In June , at the age of twenty, Bob Doe believed himself to be the worst pilot in his squadron. Just three months later he was a highly decorated hero of the Battle of Britain. This is the story of the pilot who, in his own estimation, was not promising material for a fighter pilot. The World War II fighter-pilot storyOn the very first day of the invasion of Sicily, three months into his combat career, Allan Knepper flew his P Lightning fighter in a squadron sent out to sweep the island and interdict German ground targets. Retreating German infantry unexpectedly pounded the American flyers. Knepper was one of two shot down; he was never found.5/5(1).

    Fighter Pilot grew out of a journal which the then year-old Flying Officer Richey began the day he landed his Hawker Hurricane on a grass airfield in France. Published in September , it was the first such account of the war in the air and struck an immediate chord with a British public enthralled by the exploits of its young airmen. A fighter pilot is a military aviator trained to engage in air-to-air combat, air-to-ground combat and sometimes electronic warfare while in the cockpit of a fighter r pilots undergo specialized training in aerial warfare and dogfighting (close range aerial combat). A fighter pilot with at least five air-to-air kills becomes known as an ace.

    Fighter Pilot This is a great book about a famous triple ace fighter pilot of both WWII and Viet Nam. The book is written in the first person so it is just like sitting in his living room and listening to his life story. Robertson Dean did a good job narrating the story.   From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape From C Blaine Harden tells the riveting story of Kim Il Sung's rise to power, and the brave North Korean fighter pilot who escaped the prison state and delivered the first MiG into American handsIn The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, New York Times bestselling author Blaine Harden tells the riveting story of how Kim Il .


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"Once a fighter pilot, always a fighter pilot." The old adage epitomizes Jerry Cook, who spent 28 years at the controls of Air Force jets, including some hours flying F-4 Phantoms on combat missions over Vietnam.

Here is an unflinching account of his experiences--alternately poignant and side-splitting, always extraordinarily honest and /5(73). "Once a fighter pilot, always a fighter pilot." The old adage epitomizes Jerry Cook, who spent 28 years at the c Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product/5.

Once A Fighter Pilot [Cook, Jerry W.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Once A Fighter Pilot/5(73). Once A Fighter Pilot (McGraw-Hill, $) is available in bookstores.

He spent 10 years in the U.S. Air Force and was a brigadier general in the Arkansas Air National Guard before retiring in " -- Thompson, Doug, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 10/13/This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title/5(73).

Book Review: Once a Fighter Pilot Once a Fighter Pilot, by Jerry W. Cook, Brig. Gen., USAF, ret., McGraw-Hill, New York, N.Y., $ It is a common perception among aviation editors, based on painful experience, that the majority of pilots can’t write–especially fighter pilots.

Memoirs of a Fighter Pilot. Author: N.A; Publisher: KW Publishers Pvt Ltd ISBN: Category: Page: N.A View: DOWNLOAD NOW» This book originally began as a series of articles, at the behest of the author’s son, for the website Bharat Rakshak.

Beginning back in when, at age 5, he was mesmerized by a shiny Lockheed P doing loops over his backyard, Jerry Cook dreamed of becoming a fighter pilot. Against tough odds, he pursued his ambition with single-minded zeal, becoming one of the best and brightest candidates in the Air Force Aviation Cadet Program in the mids.

Even after his inauspicious first night solo flight - when. Jerry Cook's "Once A Fighter Pilot " is one of the finest, best-written, and most absorbing books I have ever read about military aviation.

There are three principle reasons for my saying this: 1. General Cook writes in a very informal, almost conversational style, which flows naturally and puts the reader at ease/5.

Warren Trest's Once a Fighter Pilot is the biography of Lt. Gen. Charles G. "Chick" Cleveland's 35 year career with the United States Air Force. Much more than a standard review of assignments, it serves as a history of the Cold War's effect on the military and the country as a whole/5(4).

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Cook, who now flies the Stephens Group Inc. corporate jet. Cook flew hours on combat missions in Vietnam.

When the war broke out inUdet was able to join the German air force and became one of their top fighter pilots, eventually joining the Red Baron’s legendary unit of ace pilots known as ‘The Flying Circus’.

After the war, Udet spent the 20s and the early 30s as a stunt pilot. On Augduring his 44th combat mission, Joe Moser's P Lightning was shot down. Captured by Nazi forces, he and his fellow group of Allied fliers were scheduled for execution as “terrorfliegers” and shipped in overcrowded cattle cars to Buchenwald—the infamous work camp where tens of thousands died of cruelty, medical experiments, and starvation.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: New York: McGraw-Hill, Description: xiii, pages ; 23 cm. "Once a Fighter Pilot" is a chronicle of Cook's Air Force career from enlistment, through training, and finally his deployment to, survival of, and return home from SE Asia.

His recollections of his combat experiences are very vivid and involving, especially for the amount of time between the experiences and the writing of this book. Reviews: Robin Olds () was a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. A triple ace, he achieved a combined total of 16 victories in the Second World War and the Vietnam War.

Born into an army family in Honolulu and raised in Virginia, he was educated at West Point, where he was an All American football player.

Boyd The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War Chapter One Haunted Beginnings. ERIE, Pennsylvania, is a hard town, a blue-collar town, a grubby and decrepit town that has more in common with its fellow Great Lakes rust-belt towns of Buffalo and Cleveland than it has with Pennsylvania cities.

Experience the thrill of air combat with a fighter jet ride or flying experience from Cloud 9 Living. Fly a real fighter plane and perform air combat maneuvers. Cloud 9 Living offers a variety of high-adventure fighter jet rides across the United States. Find and book. Tommy McGuire, one of the young fighter pilots who tried to set the record for bringing down the most enemy planes, in the cockpit in Credit th FG Assn Buy BookAuthor: Elizabeth Wein.

Let’s take a deeper look into a day in the life of a fighter pilot. Planning – Local Generally speaking the squadron’s scheduling shop will build and publish a schedule for the week.