The Making Of A Chopper Pilot [NOOK Book]

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Captain Greg Michaels has always dreamed of going to the US Military Academy at West Point. He receives an appointment to West Point and graduates fifth in his class. He selects Air Cavalry as his branch and is assigned to the US Army Aviation School and becomes a qualified chopper pilot.

He completes two tours in Afghanistan and is awarded a Silver Star for bravery.
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The Making Of A Chopper Pilot

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Overview

Captain Greg Michaels has always dreamed of going to the US Military Academy at West Point. He receives an appointment to West Point and graduates fifth in his class. He selects Air Cavalry as his branch and is assigned to the US Army Aviation School and becomes a qualified chopper pilot.

He completes two tours in Afghanistan and is awarded a Silver Star for bravery.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044391789
  • Publisher: Rick Blackmon
  • Publication date: 3/12/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 161,823
  • File size: 130 KB

Meet the Author

My name is Rick Blackmon. I grew up with an ambition to go to the US Naval Academy at Anapolis, MD. Unfortunately my eyesight fell just short of the physical requirements. Since I couldn't afford college, I volunteered for the US Navy.Prior to signing the papers, I qualified for Class A Electronics School after a successful completion of boot camp in San Diego. I signed up and went to boot camp, then went to a forty two week electronics school at Treasure Island between San Francisco and Oakland. Only twenty of the original seventy two members completed the training. It was tough.After ET school, I selected the USS Essex, CVA9, aircraft carrier as my initial assignment. I completed one tour to Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and the Philippines, and then the Navy forced me to spend two and one half years at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.After I was discharged, I went to work for IBM fir nearly forty years. Always interested in flying, I started flying lessons while I was an instructor in the Dallas IBM Education Center. I continued the lessons in Indianapolis where I was a manager.This interest in flying came back to the forefront when I decide I wanted to write. After the initial publication of The Transplant List, I decided to make it a series. My portal book, The Making of A Chopper Pilot picks up the main character in high school and takes him through West Point, helicopter training and his first two tours in Afghanistan. It leaves off where The Transplant List begins.Like most males, I often wonder how I would have done in combat. In my four years in the US Navy, the closest I came was being assigned as a Shore Patrol in a whorehouse in Yokusuka, Japan and in Hong Kong. Greg is my alter ego and like him (The Transplant List) I married a Texas beauty. That was forty seven years ago and counting.
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