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The US Navy had four programs (NavCad, NAP, AVMIDN, and MarCad) for the training of naval aviators. In 1908 at Fort Myer, Virginia, a demonstration of an early "heavier-than-air" craft was flown by a pair of inventors named Orville and Wilbur Wright. Two navy officers observing the demonstration were inspired to push for the navy to acquire aircraft of their own. In May, 1911 the navy purchased their first aircraft.

The other part of the miracle was the training of the Army Air Forces' flight and ground crews to make up the offensive force that did the job. Most of those who trained as pilots, navigators and bombardiers did so as aviation cadets. Hundreds of thousands were needed.

Aviation History Magazine, Vienna, Virginia. The story of the B-17s that arrived over Hawaii during the Japanese attack has been told many times, but what happened to them? The story of the B-17s that arrived over Hawaii during the Japanese attack has been told many times, but what happened to them? Aviation History Magazine. 8 December at 07:00 ·.

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Out he went, up the iron stairs he flew, and into utter darkness. The hall light was doused as his foot spurned the lowermost step. Whirling at the head of the stairs, he sped to Frazier's door, other cadets rushing at his heels. There was Benny, with livid face, struggling in the grasp of his burly room-mate, whose muscular hands were choking, strangling at poor Frazier's throat. One blow from Graham's fist sent the big bully reeling across the room; while Benny, suddenly released, fell all of a heap on the floor.

Crouch tells the story of aviation’s evolution through the story of aviation innovators. Next let’s turn to a book about one of those larger-than-life flyers, a chronicle of Charles Lindbergh’s flight from New York to Paris in 1927 and how it transformed American aviation. Please tell us about Thomas Kessner’s The Flight of the Century.

During World War II the industrial might of the United States turned out combat aircraft at a miraculous rate, be-coming one of the major factors which led to victory. The other part of the miracle was the training of the Army Air Forces' flight and ground crews to make up the offensive force that did the job. Most of those who trained as pilots, navigators and bombardiers did so as aviation cadets. Hundreds of thousands were needed. One of •the constant fears of the trainees was the fear of being washed out, or eliminated, from the pro-grams in any of a myriad of ways. In the pilot training program, especially, one could easily become a washout. Out of five who began pilot training, only three would be successful. This book tells the story of that struggle to win wings and a commission, from the personal experiences of the author, anecdotes of other former aviation cadets and histories of the wartime period.

Washout: The Aviation Cadet Story epub download

ISBN13: 978-0914379003

ISBN: 0914379003

Author: Charles Watry

Category: Transportation

Subcategory: Transportation

Language: English

Publisher: Aviation Book Co; 1st edition (December 1, 1983)

Pages: 191 pages

ePUB size: 1879 kb

FB2 size: 1455 kb

Rating: 4.1

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Pumpit
Exactly as described,thanks!
Pumpit
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Thetalen
This is the only WWII combat pilot's memoir I've encountered that focusses entirely on the flight cadet's experience. Between the years 1941 and 1945, it was necessary to recruit and train tens of thousands of qualified pilots under the conditions of a war emergency. This would be a daunting task even today; consider what it must have been like to create a system to accomplish that goal, when there were no established standards, curricula or facilities. When the basic question of what skills were necessary to survive as a combat pilot and contribute to the war effort were unknown. Now, consider what it would be like to be caught up, at the age of nineteen, in such a system.
Col. Watry takes you along as he moves through the stages of his training--from ground school to his first hours as a command pilot. At each stage, there is not only the need to master the highly technical course material, but the need to master the anxiety of "washing out"--being dropped from flight training for failing to meet requirements. This could happen at any time, for any reason, on the whim of any instructor.
The quality of the author's writing deserves mention; it's not common to find this among such self-published memoirs. This book fills a unique niche in the history of the WWII airwar, and Col. Watry is to be commended for his effort to record his experiences. I can recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the human side of the WWII war in the air.
Thetalen
This is the only WWII combat pilot's memoir I've encountered that focusses entirely on the flight cadet's experience. Between the years 1941 and 1945, it was necessary to recruit and train tens of thousands of qualified pilots under the conditions of a war emergency. This would be a daunting task even today; consider what it must have been like to create a system to accomplish that goal, when there were no established standards, curricula or facilities. When the basic question of what skills were necessary to survive as a combat pilot and contribute to the war effort were unknown. Now, consider what it would be like to be caught up, at the age of nineteen, in such a system.
Col. Watry takes you along as he moves through the stages of his training--from ground school to his first hours as a command pilot. At each stage, there is not only the need to master the highly technical course material, but the need to master the anxiety of "washing out"--being dropped from flight training for failing to meet requirements. This could happen at any time, for any reason, on the whim of any instructor.
The quality of the author's writing deserves mention; it's not common to find this among such self-published memoirs. This book fills a unique niche in the history of the WWII airwar, and Col. Watry is to be commended for his effort to record his experiences. I can recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the human side of the WWII war in the air.
Burisi
If you are researching what the Aviation Cadets went through in their three phases of pilot training this is a must read or if you just like history this is a must read. You will get a complete understanding of what they went through, the politics, the testing that could cause a washout, the stress, and the relationship between the cadets and instructors. Col. Watry describes the tests in such a way you are there experiencing the test with him. The stories are on a personal level with a style that makes this book unique. It is concise, very well written and does not stray from the subject which makes it so enjoyable to read. The statistics are great. Col. Watry is very thorough ending with some comparisons of the effectiveness of the program and the success of the cadets future within the AF.
Burisi
If you are researching what the Aviation Cadets went through in their three phases of pilot training this is a must read or if you just like history this is a must read. You will get a complete understanding of what they went through, the politics, the testing that could cause a washout, the stress, and the relationship between the cadets and instructors. Col. Watry describes the tests in such a way you are there experiencing the test with him. The stories are on a personal level with a style that makes this book unique. It is concise, very well written and does not stray from the subject which makes it so enjoyable to read. The statistics are great. Col. Watry is very thorough ending with some comparisons of the effectiveness of the program and the success of the cadets future within the AF.