Top Gun: 50 Years of Naval Air Superiority Book

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Fly with the best in Top Gun: 50 Years of Naval Air Superiority—the definitive, highly illustrated, in-depth look at the Navy's famous fighter unit, including its history, technology, and culture. Begin with a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the blockbuster film that helped America shake off the trauma of the Vietnam War and once again take pride in its military. The book then launches into the even more incredible story of why and how such men consistently capture the ima...

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Fly with the best in Top Gun: 50 Years of Naval Air Superiority—the definitive, highly illustrated, in-depth look at the Navy's famous fighter unit, including its history, technology, and culture. Begin with a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the blockbuster film that helped America shake off the trauma of the Vietnam War and once again take pride in its military. The book then launches into the even more incredible story of why and how such men consistently capture the imagination of children, adults, pilots, and audiences around the world.

The Book also reveals the many technological advances that transformed aerial combat from the dangerous, unsynchronized machine guns that bounced bullets off propellers in WWI to today, where air-to-air missiles are launched by pilots who have no visual contact with an adversary, and finally illustrates how drones are adding a new dimension to the meaning of Top Gun.

Finish with an in-depth look at Naval Station Fallon, one of the most modern and renowned American naval stations, located outside Fallon, Nevada. Top Gun: 50 Years of Naval Air Superiority concludes with a look at Top Gun 2, the highly anticipated sequel to one of the biggest action movies of all time and the one that made Tom Cruise a worldwide superstar. 

Featuring over 200 never-before-seen photos, new interviews and stories from aces, engineers, commanders, and more, and written by best-selling author and president of the Military Writers Society of America, Dwight Zimmerman, Top Gun: 50 Years of Naval Air Superiority is the must-have guide to the fastest, deadliest, most storied aerial combat squadron the world has ever known.

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Pros: This product covers a variety of the topics covered in the oral test prep book and is a good help in studying for the oral. It can be used on your computer, downloaded to your ipod, or will even play in your cd player. This is a very versatile tool to help you pass your oral test. Cons: It would be nice if the student got a question or two wrong to demonstrate how the examiner might reply or try to coach the student to pull the knowledge out from association to another subject.
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Pros: Great preparation for the oral.
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Pros: Excellent introduction to the checkride. It helps me to know what the checkride will be like and how I should study.
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Pros: Very Comprehensive. Cons: NONE
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Pros: The review format was systematic and tons of information. It is an excellent refresher course to private pilot license. Cons: The CD format is old. Most new computer does not support CD anymore. I prefer to comes in memory drive. This will enable to transfer files to any hand held player to include iphone and etc. It would be nice if the files is downloadable format in i tune.
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Pros: Great product made checkride easy
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Pros: Well done and easy listen to. This is a lot of info. As they state during the introduction, this is more info than you will probably need, and after listening to it, I agree.
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Pros: Excellent way to learn and absorb all the information needed for a successful Checkride experience. Cons: None
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Pros: Very detailed Cons: can get boring to listen too, because its so long. great CD's to study with, its like a real check ride, but the person answering the questions obviously has the answers written down in front of her, she gives textbook definitions with extreme detail.
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The CD presents the material well. Having been thru checkride verbal reviews before, the CD should help allay any fears going in. I purchased the product as a refresher and as a supplement to the oral exam guide.
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