The Golden Era of Naval Aviation

The Golden Era of Naval Aviation

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The Golden Era of Naval Aviation: An Aviator's Journey, 1939-1959 is a personalized account of an aviator's journey through twenty years of Naval Aviation. Author Lieutenant Commander A.M. qMikeq Granat, United States Navy (Retired) takes you into a world little-known or experienced by the average individual. Those early days of flight training will carry you along on apprehensive days of reaching for those coveted qWings of Goldq. Laced with humor, suspense and a bit of romance, the years span oceans and continents, East and West, North and South. From the vast expanse of the South Pacific flying Patrol Bombers during World War II, to the Far East in Military Transports; Alaska operations as an Air/Sea Rescue pilot, to carrier duty in a Fighter Squadron. Duties as a Flight Deck Officer will have you shivering on icy decks off the coast of Greenland while sweltering in the steamy Mediterranean and Caribbean. Reliving the days as a Flight Instructor leaves one with the taste of the interaction between student aviator and the instructor. The author depicts an age in Naval History that will never be repeated - the story of the early propellor aircraft to the coming of the jets. A transition, fueled by WWII that was remarkable. No time in Naval Aviation saw such extraordinary changes in so short a period. He relives it all in his own words and shares with the reader a saga of progress and achievement unmatched in aviation history.An Aviatora#39;s Journey, 1939-1959 Lieutenant Commander A.M. Granat ... With an everchanging roster ofpilots (12 to 18 month tours) andthe need to continually educate thenew arrivals, Isetup a training program to familiarizethem, as muchas possible, ... all associated shops for aircraft maintenance and repairsof ourown aircraft and support forpatrol squadrons based there. A large array of vehicles, including buses, jeeps, tow tractors, fueltrucks, mobile cranes and snowplowswere at ouranbsp;...

Title:The Golden Era of Naval Aviation
Author:Lieutenant Commander A.M. Granat
Publisher:Trafford Publishing - 2007-02-26


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