BOGEYS AND BANDITS by Robert Gandt The Making of a Fighter Pilot navy’s most advanced fleet fighter/bomber jet- -the FA Hornet. Veteran Navy fighter pilot Bob Gandt takes the reader along in the cockpit when he revisits his own elite training program after almost thirty years. A class of eight . Bogeys and Bandits: The Making of a Fighter Pilot. Robert L. Gandt, Author Viking Books $ (p) ISBN

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And of how much that has happened since then Wonder if the F will ever be a success I ask a bit polemically ;- Bottom line: Return to Book Page. Paperback handits, pages. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

It leaves you in no doubt that the days of ‘kick the tyres, light the fires’ are no more. Want to Read saving….

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Through the use of real life stories Gandt ha This is a gem of a book every aviation enthusiast and budding fighter pilot should read. The navy, he asserts, covered up the incident by attributing it to engine failure.

The lessons on the many weapons that can be arrayed on the wing hard fightee are interesting and varied. Oct 04, William B. A very enjoyable read- and immensely informative. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Preview — Bogeys and Bandits by Robert Gandt. A fascinating look into an arcane, risky, high-tech world inhabited by bright, brave youngsters. Over on the opposite side of the formation, the second MiG was trailing fire and smoke, going down like a gutshot crow.

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View all 3 comments. He cighter that an unqualified female flier allowed to carry out a particularly difficult assignment was killed in a flawed carrier landing.

Bogeys and Bandits: The Making of a Fighter Pilot by Robert Gandt

Wikipedia in English 1 Robert Gandt. The controller called out two Bandits. Books by Robert Gandt. While Gandt discusses these matters frankly, much of the book is taken up with the day-to-day reality of flying an extraordinary machine and the exhilaration that comes with it.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Popular covers see all 4 covers. Add to Your books. There was a problem adding your email address. Bogeys and Bandits will hold readers breathless as they soar through the skies in the cockpit of the fastest and deadliest fighter plane in the world. Reading about carrier landing and other aspects of jet training is much much more intriguing than watching it.

If you are an aviation nut like me, this is a definite must read.

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Can’t help thinking of the WWII I have a soft spot for naval aviation and albeit the language style is a bit too much to the ‘pop-side’ for my taste I actually like the book.

This is also one of the few books that I can read again and again and never get tired of. Through the use of real life stories Gandt has portrayed the rise of a typical fighter pilot and what the path to becoming one entails.


Can’t help thinking of the WWII JGs, leftenants and flight officers who as mere teenagers set to fly the temperamental first line fighters of the time. My unrealised childhood dream of being in the aviation field was very much rekindled However, now, I could only wish I was 20 and training to become a pilot!

But that afternoon something happened. Oct 17, Max rated it it was amazing. If you read this topic- you will likely like this book. To ask other readers questions about Bogeys and Banditsplease sign up. Even with the emotional lows, I think any junior reader over 12 should be able to handle this book well and learn from it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And now both the veteran MiG killers were stationed at Cecil Field, where they dwelled among the new fighter pilots like living icons.

bogeyys Project Gutenberg 0 editions. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising. Google Books — Loading Gandt follow his class through every phase of the process, from first aircraft familiarisation to final assignment to the fleet, so we learn a lot.