To Fill the Skies with Pilots: The Civilian Pilot Training Program, 1939-1946

To Fill the Skies with Pilots: The Civilian Pilot Training Program, 1939-1946

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by Dominick A. Pisano
     
 

Launched in 1939, the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) was one of the largest government-sponsored vocational education programs of its time. In To Fill the Skies with Pilots, Dominick A. Pisano explores the successes and failures of the program, from its conception as a hybrid civilian-military mandate in peacetime, through the war years, and into the

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Overview

Launched in 1939, the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) was one of the largest government-sponsored vocational education programs of its time. In To Fill the Skies with Pilots, Dominick A. Pisano explores the successes and failures of the program, from its conception as a hybrid civilian-military mandate in peacetime, through the war years, and into the immediate postwar period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560989189
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
03/17/2001
Series:
Smithsonian Hist Avtn Spaceflt Series
Pages:
197
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. The CPTP, the New Deal, and War Preparedness Chapter 3 2. "Baptism of Fire": The CPTP and the Legislative Process Chapter 4 3. The Uneasy Transition from Peace to War Chapter 5 4. The CPTP Goes to War Chapter 6 5. The CPTP and Postwar Aviation Chapter 7 Conclusion Chapter 8 Appendixes

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