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The Naval Aviation Guide has long been essential reading for those earning their wings of gold as well as a convenient reference source for old hands and a useful introduction for those considering a career in naval aviation. Every major facet of naval aviation is treated here, from its origins and development to its organizational relationships and working parts, including Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Reserve aviation. This fifth edition, revised by longtime naval flight officer and former magazine ...
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Overview

The Naval Aviation Guide has long been essential reading for those earning their wings of gold as well as a convenient reference source for old hands and a useful introduction for those considering a career in naval aviation. Every major facet of naval aviation is treated here, from its origins and development to its organizational relationships and working parts, including Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Reserve aviation. This fifth edition, revised by longtime naval flight officer and former magazine editor Lt. Cdr. Richard R. Burgess, retains the basic format of the previous edition but updates the text to reflect the changes that have occurred over the past decade.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557506115
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Edition description: 5TH
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 7.79 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Naval Aviation: The Legacy 1
2 Wings: The Challenge 55
3 The Squadron 83
4 A Naval Aviation Career 107
5 Naval Aviation Organization 137
6 The Aircraft Carrier 158
7 Aviation Enlisted Ratings 187
8 Acquisition and Support: The Naval Aviation Systems Team 214
9 Safety and NATOPS 230
10 Aerospace Medicine 240
11 The Naval Air Reserve 259
12 Marine Corps Aviation 275
13 Coast Guard Aviation 296
App. A Navy Wings 311
App. B Naval Aircraft 316
App. C Naval Aviation Ships 327
App. D Naval Aircraft Squadrons 331
App. E Marine Corps Aircraft Squadrons 339
App. F Squadron Aircraft Markings 343
App. G Navy and Marine Corps Air Stations and Facilities 346
App. H Coast Guard Air Stations and Facilities 351
App. I The Blue Angels 353
App. J Naval Aviation in Space 356
App. K Naval Aviation Hall of Honor 359
App. L Medal of Honor Winners 369
App. M Aces and MiG Killers 374
App. N Naval Aviation Associations and Museums 386
App. O Naval Aviation Periodicals 395
App. P Suggested Reading and Reference 398
App. Q Naval Aviation Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Terms 402
Index 423
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