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Once A Jock Always A Jock

Author : Earl Rogers
ISBN : 1500504300
Genre : Transportation
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Definition: Jock n. (informal): A pilot or astronaut, an abbreviation of jockey as in throttle jockey or jet jockey. "Once a Jock . . . Always a Jock" is a compilation of three hundred stories written by the first postwar generation of Naval Aviators who began their training in late 1945 as teenagers fresh out of high school. A 16 week Pre-Flight school started the clock running on a two year contract where each future Navy pilot held the rank of Aviation Midshipman, USN. The clock was still running when they earned their gold wings and were assigned to fleet squadrons. These Flying Midshipmen flew every aircraft in the Navy's arsenal. Eventually they were sworn in as commissioned officers and went on to participate in every major aviation event from the Berlin Airlift, the Korean War, and the Cold War to the conflict in Vietnam. Readers of these stories will discover what motivated 3,000 high school kids to fly for the Navy. They will learn what it was like to be a Flying Midshipman at the bottom of the pecking order aboard ship or as a pilot in an aircraft squadron. Today's young pilots will gain some useful knowledge about training mishaps and accidents that could have been avoided. They will be thrilled by accounts of My First Corsair Flight or My First Jet Flight or My First Cat Shot. They might reflect on the sobering story of Jesse Brown, the African American who broke the color barrier in Naval Aviation the same year that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball. Those who have flown as civilian or military pilots will find themselves in the narrow escapes and the humor in the aftermath of bad judgment, and above all, in their great love of flying. They will learn what it is like to land a battle damaged fighter on an aircraft carrier in bad weather or how a pilot blinded by enemy flak was guided by his friend to successful wheels-up landing. Reading these stories, veteran flyers may remember the long monotonous anti-submarine and maritime patrols that ended in moments of stark terror. Anyone who never sat in the left seat of a flying boat may be surprised to know that seaplane pilots had to supplement their flying skills with a firm knowledge of seamanship. They can read about it in Chapter 16, Flying Boat Jocks. Of course the book has stories for helicopter jocks and transport pilots and instrument pilots and flying in all kinds of climate from the arctic to the tropics. For the poetry minded, there are some of those too. These stories should appeal to anyone who has ever dreamed about flying. And most important, 100% of the proceeds from sales of the book will be directed to the Flying Midshipmen Endowment Fund for support of the Youth Aviation Training Program aboard the USS Midway Museum in San Diego.
Category: Transportation

Christmas Every Day

Author : Marie Ferrarella
ISBN : 0373075383
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

The Detroit Pistons

Author : Jerry Green
ISBN : UOM:39015071258878
Genre : Basketball
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Category: Basketball

Sweet Amy Jane

Author : Anna Eberhardt
ISBN : 0786000503
Genre : Fiction
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Nothing could have prepared Amy Jane Chadwick, a struggling private detective, for her encounter with her newest client, Max, a former professional athlete being stalked by an obsessed fan. Original.
Category: Fiction

A Way Of Escape A Novel

Author : Serena B. Miller
ISBN : 9781940283142
Genre : Fiction
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No one fought the war on drugs with as much determination as county prosecutor, Blake Ramsey, until he died of a cocaine overdose. His wife, Erin, and teenage daughter have to live with the shame of his hypocrisy until Erin starts digging up information that others in their small town do not want revealed. Suddenly she and her daughter are in great danger and forced to run. Their only ally is the last person Erin ever expected to trust, a man her husband once convicted of murder.
Category: Fiction

An Autobiography

Author : Hugh Miller
ISBN : PRNC:32101037983556
Genre : Geologists
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Category: Geologists


Author : Hugh Miller
ISBN : UIUC:30112112383903
Genre :
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My Schools And Schoolmasters

Author : Hugh Miller
ISBN : BL:A0018640818
Genre : Education
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Excerpt from My Schools and Schoolmasters: Or the Story of My Education Ye gentlemen of England Who uve at home at ease, 0, little do you think upon The dangers of the seas. Old song. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Category: Education

The Economist

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ISBN : UVA:X006111990
Genre : Commerce
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Category: Commerce

Saturday Review

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ISBN : UVA:X000022100
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature


Author : John J. Nance
ISBN : 0515134864
Genre : Fiction
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When the first-ever commercial airline mutiny occurs on Meridian Flight 6 during an unscheduled and emergency landing in Nigeria, NATO and the CIA believe that the plane has been hijacked by terrorists who are carrying a lethal chemical weapon. Reprint.
Category: Fiction

The Saturday Review

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ISBN : NWU:35556026841502
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Never A Dull Moment

Author : Jennifer Cole
ISBN : 0449132110
Genre : Adolescence
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All three sisters--Nicole, Cindy, and Mollie Lewis--become involved with the gorgeous Ken Tilson, who is confined to a wheelchair.
Category: Adolescence

Jock Halliday

Author : Robina F. Hardy
ISBN : OXFORD:600058689
Genre : Children
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Category: Children


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ISBN : NYPL:33433082293568
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Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : OSU:32437010710578
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Category: Law