America’s Secret MiG Squadron: The Red Eagles of Project CONSTANT PEG (General Aviation)

Reviews of America’s Secret MiG Squadron: The Red Eagles of Project CONSTANT PEG (General Aviation). America's Secret MiG Squadron: The Red Eagles of Project CONSTANT PEG (General Aviation) – Kindle edition by Gaillard R. Jr Peck. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading America's Secret MiG Squadron: The Red Eagles of Project CONSTANT PEG (General Aviation).. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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This book is the story of a group of military pioneers who were intent on using their experience and knowledge to develop a new training paradigm for fighter pilots. As a Vietnam veteran and Phantom F-4 pilot, Col. Gail Peck (call-sign "EVIL") had been disappointed with the level of training offered to US fighter pilots. He was determined to ensure that US fighter pilots were unbeatable in the air particularly against their Cold War adversaries flying the already legendary MiG fighter jets. Working with the support of General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Jr., and under conditions of the upmost secrecy the CONSTANT PEG program was launched with Peck as the original "Red Eagle."

This fascinating unknown history was first revealed in Steve Davies' acclaimed Red Eagles: America's Secret MiGs but this book is the insider's perspective complete with never-before published anecdotes and photographs, revealing how Peck battled bureaucracy and skepticism to ultimately establish the premier fighter pilot training center. Along the way Peck explores many of the central questions surrounding the project: why did the combat Air Forces of the USA find themselves in need of a major revision in their approach to air-to-air combat training? How did they secretly build an airfield to clandestinely conduct air-to-air combat training using actual MiGs as the adversary training platforms? What was it like to be a Red Eagle pilot or maintainer and what were the major challenges they faced on a daily basis? What did the USA get out of the program in terms of a return on investment? Was it worth it and where do we go now?
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Carrier Pilot: One of the greatest WWII pilot’s memoirs

Reviews of Carrier Pilot: One of the greatest WWII pilot’s memoirs. Carrier Pilot: One of the greatest WWII pilot's memoirs [Norman Hanson] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. ‘It has everything a war memoir should have’ LEN DEIGHTON

‘OF ALL THE AIRCRAFT I HAD EVER SEEN. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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‘It has everything a war memoir should have’ LEN DEIGHTON

‘OF ALL THE AIRCRAFT I HAD EVER SEEN, THESE WERE THE MOST WICKED-LOOKING BASTARDS. THE CORSAIR LOOKED TRULY VICIOUS …’
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GUTS ‘N GUNSHIPS: What it was Really Like to Fly Combat Helicopters in Vietnam

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In the summer of 1967, Mark Garrison had dropped out of college at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, just before entering his third year. He had run out of money and had to work for a while. These were the days before the lottery and the draft soon came calling. In order to somewhat control his own future, he enlisted in the U.S. Army’s helicopter flight school program. Little did he know that this adventure would be the most profound experience of his life.

Garrison flew hundreds of missions for the 119th AHC, stationed in the Central Highlands at Camp Holloway in Pleiku, Vietnam. He was awarded twenty-five Air Medals, four campaign Bronze Stars, and The Distinguished Flying Cross among numerous other awards. His narrative takes you through the whole process, from basic training, flight school, flying combat in Vietnam, and his return to the United States. His description includes many incidents in combat flight, including being hit by rocket propelled grenades and being on fire in the air, over hundreds if not thousands of enemy troops. But this is not all. He elaborates on the daily lives, emotions, and nuances of the pilots and what they considered their mission to be.
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Un-Armed, Un-Armored and Un-Escorted: A World War II C-47 Airborne Troop Carrier Pilot Remembers

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Merriam Press Aviation History 4. First Edition (2014).

Inducted in 1942, Johnson went through pilot training, followed by airborne operations flight training with the 27th Troop Carrier Squadron, 10th Troop Carrier Group. Assignment to the 49th Troop Carrier Squadron, 313th Troop Carrier Wing, for training in Sicily in late 1943 came next.
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A Tradition of Excellence: Canada’s Airshow Team Heritage

Reviews of A Tradition of Excellence: Canada’s Airshow Team Heritage. A Tradition of Excellence: Canada's Airshow Team Heritage [Dan Dempsey] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For the first time, the history of Canada's airshow teams is recorded in its entirety. Meticulously researched by former Snowbird team leader Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Dan Dempsey. This book documents the scores of Canadian military air demonstration teams that have thrilled millions of airshow spectators for over 80 years. Relive this unique historical journey through the author's in-depth investigation and personal accounts from dozens of team members who perform with the teams in Canada. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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For the first time, the history of Canada's airshow teams is recorded in its entirety. Meticulously researched by former Snowbird team leader Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Dan Dempsey. This book documents the scores of Canadian military air demonstration teams that have thrilled millions of airshow spectators for over 80 years. Relive this unique historical journey through the author's in-depth investigation and personal accounts from dozens of team members who perform with the teams in Canada, the United States and Europe. Theirs is a story of pride, professionalism and perseverance a true reflection of the Canadian aviation spirit that helped build a nation.

This high quality production features over 700 pages of history. Some of the world's finest aviation photographers have contributed more than 2,000 photographs, hundreds of which have never before been published. Also presented is a collection of stirring airshow paintings and specially commissioned full colour aircraft profiles by Canada's leading aviation artists. Together, this unique collection portrays a legacy of aerial excellence.