"Fire on the flight deck!" Ominous words when living on an aircraft carrier hundreds of miles at sea. An American supercarrier flight deck is considered by many to be one of the most dangerous places on earth. Multi-million dollar aircraft launching, landing, and taxiing in the space of a few football fields, all orchestrated by a control tower and flight deck crew whose average age is nineteen. During the Cold War of the 1980s, this massive ship provided the largest, mobile weapon in the United States arsenal, instilling fear and respect among opposing forces.
While the supercarrier can deliver an awesome display of firepower, it carries an inherent danger for those who fly and work among the aircraft. Brian Donley survived boot camp and completed aircraft firefighter school to serve as a yellow shirt on the flight deck of the USS William Halsey. Would his training, will, and courage equip him for the most challenging day of his life?
Darren Sapp's breakout novel delivers the sights, sounds, and action of a supercarrier. He served in the inaugural flight deck crew of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt as a crash crew member and yellow shirt aircraft director.
|Publisher:||Collins & Halsey Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of the finest reads I have had in a very long time! A U.S. Navy Veteran myself, I was a Aerographer's Mate 2nd Class. However, I never had the opportunity to serve onboard any of our finest aircraft carriers. From the first Chapter I was there. Serving with others that served onboard, Darren put me right there with them. From the first day of Boot Camp through these days of retirement and reunions, Darren Sapp captured it all. A fine read. A very fine read. I recommend to anyone who has served, or is planning on serving. A salute to you Shipmate!!!!