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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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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. 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 pipot book. A Remarkable Book This book is a monument to naval aviation, and Gandt is a remarkable writer.

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. Maybe I’ll right a book with a high-speed title someday.

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. Pf condensed view of the pressure and risks involved in the everyday life of fighter pilot training.

A good insight for the non pilot. The class is a disparate group, a set of twins, two female pilots and a converted Helicopter pilot among them. Michael rated it really liked it Mar 31, There was a problem adding your email address.


A fascinating look into an arcane, risky, high-tech world inhabited by bright, brave youngsters. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Very interesting amd and stories, not the best writing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In Bogeys and Bandits, Robert Gandt takes readers on a thrilling ride in the FA Hornet, one of the fastest, sleekest, and deadliest aircraft in the world.

As a former youth coach, I found the group dynamics, with the internal dialogue Gandt adds very instructive. Over on the opposite side of the formation, the second MiG was trailing fire and smoke, going down like a gutshot crow.

The author, a former US Navy Pilot himself, bogets a class of pilots, newly assigned to fly the F Strike fighter off carriers. It leaves you in no doubt that the days of ‘kick the tyres, light the fires’ are no more.

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CD Audiobook 0 editions. 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. Iain rated it liked it Aug 03, Become a LibraryThing Author. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.

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

An interesting read for those interested in naval aviation, but probably not something with a large general audience. No current Talk conversations about this book. Nancy Tittenhofer rated it really liked it Sep 30, Kind of made it feel miraculous that more pilots don’t die in the line of duty. Gandt reliving the days I am enjoying right now. As well as the extremely extrovert, testosterone laden, hard drinking fighter makiing from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Preview — Bogeys and Bandits by Robert Gandt.


Even with the emotional lows, I think any junior reader over 12 should be able to handle this book well and learn from it. Popular covers see all 4 covers. Jun 15, Eric rated it it was ok. Lightship rated it really liked it May 31, Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and anc them in our Pro Connect email alert.

Surely fighter jocks still has to be aggressive but an element of science has been added. Bruno Benvenuto rated it it was amazing Jan 27, To ask other readers questions about Bogeys and Banditsplease sign up. Misty Hawkins rated it really liked it Feb 03, Jinba Ittai rated it it was ok Oct 19,