Flying High

The Story of a Fighter Pilot

by S. Melvin Rines


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Softcover
£12.95
Hardcover
£22.95
Softcover
£12.95

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/15/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781669801023
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781669801030

About the Book

The world is at war—Pearl Harbor and WWII. A desire to serve, a chance to fly—he joins the navy’s V-5 program, the finest flight training ever devised. Come fly with him in open-cockpit biplanes, low-wing trainers, dive bombers, and fighters as he wins the gold wings of a naval aviator, an officer’s stripes, and the designation of carrier-based fighter pilot. Recalled for the Korean War—this time to fly newly developed jets. Soar with him on his first flight, to heights he’d not reached and speeds he’d never seen. Recalled for the Korean War—take a front-row seat on a massive U.S. Navy aircraft carrier in combat and experience the riveting, heart-stopping life of a jet fighter pilot racking up fifty-five missions over Korea. Catapult launches, shootings and being shot at, and landing on a rolling, bobbing flight deck are vividly depicted—along with spectacular crashes and agonizing fatalities, while cavorting with stars in Hollywood and Palm Springs. Recalled for the Korean War – this time to fly newly developed jets. Soar with him on his first flight, to heights he’d not reached and speeds he’d never seen. Recalled for the Korean War -take a front-row seat on a massive U.S. Navy aircraft carrier in combat, and experience the riveting, heart-stopping life of a jet fighter pilot racking up fifty- five missions over Korea. Catapult launches, shootings and being shot at and landing on a rolling, bobbing flight deck are vividly depicted – along with spectacular crashes and agonizing fatalities. While cavorting with stars in Hollywood and Palm Springs.


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