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Near Misses: A Naval Aviators Story Paul Allen Riley

Near Misses: A Naval Aviators Story

Paul Allen Riley

Published March 17th 2011
ISBN : 9781456734213
Paperback
112 pages
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 About the Book 

The book begins in a small town setting where aviation has earned a bad name because of an avoidable fatal crash. It is autobiographical only in the sense of the authors progression from non-interest to intense involvement in all aspects of flying.MoreThe book begins in a small town setting where aviation has earned a bad name because of an avoidable fatal crash. It is autobiographical only in the sense of the authors progression from non-interest to intense involvement in all aspects of flying. The title Near Misses describes close calls as well as choices that determined final outcomes. The highlights of an aspiring Naval Aviators struggle to become a fighter pilot are revealed. Along the way, bits of historical and technical information are included The main theme is that anyone attempting the same task could benefit by either avoiding the pitfalls described or by being prepared to compensate for them in ways similar to those of the author.