Once again mixing the tragic with the hilarious, the dead serious with the absurd, D.K. Tooker portrays the daily drama of naval aviation in this his second collection of true stories. He writes a fine yarn about what happens when planes collide, gas gauges show empty, airfields are closed, or the right training manual hasn't yet been written. Tooker's fledgling aviators are funny and his seasoned fliers inspiring.
People who fly will see themselves in these young heroes and hellions who flew for the U.S. Navy and Marines in Korea and Vietnam and Afghanistan. Everyone else will enjoy sharing in unforgettable experiences, framed in history, that happen only to pilots. Among the most memorable stories is the recounting of a large air raid at Sinuiju, North Korea, when Tooker himself learned he was not bulletproof. 192 pages. 30 photographs. Hardcover. 5 x 8 inches.
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D. K. Tooker, Lt. Col., USMC (Ret.), has flown more than seven thousand hours in Corsairs, supersonic jets, helicopters, and light planes. He is the author of The Second Luckiest Pilot and has written for Reader's Digest and numerous other magazines. He lives in Orange, California.
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Book Description Naval Institute Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111422366871
Book Description Naval Institute Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 2nd prt. edition. 208 pages. 9.90x5.70x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1422366871