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One Desert Jet Turner; A Perspective on Youth, Fighter Aircraft, and Cold War
     

One Desert Jet Turner; A Perspective on Youth, Fighter Aircraft, and Cold War

by Earl Heron
 
Feel what it's like to prepare fighter jets, "smell" the jet fuel, and taste the fighter environment. One Desert Jet Turner is an aviation book introduction to USAF fighter jet culture written by a F-4/F-16 fighter mechanic who shares all. This aviation career book provides information from the same perspective about the USAF Thunderbirds, and accident investigation

Overview

Feel what it's like to prepare fighter jets, "smell" the jet fuel, and taste the fighter environment. One Desert Jet Turner is an aviation book introduction to USAF fighter jet culture written by a F-4/F-16 fighter mechanic who shares all. This aviation career book provides information from the same perspective about the USAF Thunderbirds, and accident investigation as observed by the author at Nellis AFB, near both Las Vegas, NV and Area 51. Earl Heron also details the sensational transition from F-16 mechanic to C-130 flight engineer. Unlike many books about fighters that are primarily pictorial, this work concentrates on the realities behind the images. This NOOKbook includes improved illustrations that will display in color on capable devices.

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Jeremy Jankowski
"...Without a doubt, anyone considering a career in the enlisted military or aircraft maintenance should take a look at One Desert Jet Turner. It does do a good job of shattering improper predispositions and expectations on the people and events that might seem to be truth to an outside observer. There's also a fair amount of information about fighter jets and military transports for the laymen..." "Of Mechanics and Men: Review of One Desert Jet Turner," AvWeb.com, December, 30, 2002

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012337726
Publisher:
Jets Press
Publication date:
03/19/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Earl Heron enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in the spring of 1980. He served three years as an F-4 and F-16 mechanic at Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nevada, before accumulating more than 900 flying hours as a flight engineer on the C-130 at Pope AFB, Fayetteville, North Carolina. After six years in the Air Force, he left the military to complete a baccalaureate degree in technology and management. He has earned the FAA Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic certificate.

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