A Pictorial History of the Blue Angels: U.S. Navy Flight by Jim McGuire, Don Greer

By Jim McGuire, Don Greer

This e-book bargains essentially with a gift day team of guys and plane that characterize the epitome of military and Marine Corps aviation. so as to extra totally comprehend the place they got here from, this publication additionally takes a quick glance again to the very starting of naval aviation and early precision acrobatic flying. in the course of these early years the boys of these acrobatic groups, and the airplane they flew, ventured right into a realm of flight that bore a resemblance to the early days of yankee area pioneering. males with restricted wisdom and machines with constrained know-how joined jointly to result in a naval culture. it's a culture of teamwork , and it really is in this very foundation that those certain teams of aviators and airplane have come jointly over the last part century and every left their mark within the historical past of army and Marine aviation. every one crew, of their personal particular means, has carried the inspirations in their forefathers in aerial monitors of precision formation flying. they've got flown their breathtaking performances via an evolution of guys, machines and maneuvers whereas regularly striving for the final word objective of perfection. An try and collect the historical past of military and Marine Corps flight demonstration groups, appeared to this writer, from the 1st, to be a really unique project. It used to be felt that to assemble all naval flight demonstration groups from the previous to the current will be a salute to Navy-tradition, that is the root on which this publication has been written.

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