Memoir: Dynamite, Check Six
Hardcover. 562 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 1.4in.This book isnt primarily about relationships. Theres no romance involved--not even any close friendships. Its mostly about flying machines and their missions. But people are important. After all, pilots fly the machines. There are a lot of characters here that aviation buffs will immediately recognize: Lots of record-setting test pilots, and even some astronauts. Older non-buffs will also see familiar names: an aviation legend, first-ever moon walkers, a couple of popular entertainers, a famous TV-news anchor and even two former presidential candidates. Watch closely, some of them just flash past. Airplanes star in this tale. None of them were perfect, but many of them excelled performing their assigned tasks. North American Aircrafts F-86F was a beautiful machine. But it was also a breathtakingly-good MiG killer. Because of its fine flying qualities, it was fun to fly--a sports car among sedans. FairchildChase Aircrafts C-123B was an outstanding assault transport. It was almost perfect for its mission in Vietnam, but it could be a real handful for any pilot to fly. I have lots of favorite airplanes, but Douglas A-1H Skyraider stands out. There has never been a better attack fighter in terms of accuracy in iron-bomb delivery, weapons load-carrying ability or endurance. Lockheeds F-104A or C models were many pilots dream machines. Their luster dimmed somewhat for me after I flew them. But they were certainly suitable for training Test Pilot School students to perform zooms and shuttle-aircraft type approaches and landings. Ill stop with these four. Theres much more on airplanes inside--about 192, 000 words worth. Thats a lot to slog through and you may find some parts too technical or too detailed. Ignore them. There are also many numbers, but most arent important. Browse for good stuff. If you want more info on some airplane, Google her up. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781491803387
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About the Author: Ray Jones is a retired Air Force Colonel. He graduated from Cass Technical High School in his hometown of Detroit. His formal education includes a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Michigan, a master's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Tennessee and an MBA degree from Auburn University. His military education includes graduation from basic pilot training at Bryan AFB in Texas and advanced F-86D all-weather fighter-interceptor training at Perrin AFB in Texas. Later in his career, he graduated from the Aerospace Research Pilot School at Edwards AFB in California and the Air War College in Alabama. His major Stateside assignments included an operational tour with the 94th "Hat-in-the-Ring" squadron at Selfridge AFB in Michigan, a tour as an aerial gunnery instructor at Nellis AFB in Nevada and duty as an academic and flying instructor at the Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB in California. He also served two combat tours in Vietnam, and a tour at 7tth Air Force Headquarters in Thailand during the war. The colonel now resides in Lancaster, California with his wife, the former Catherine Shrier, from Tulsa Oklahoma. Between them, they have five children and ten grandchildren
Title: Memoir: Dynamite, Check Six
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