Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds

By | October 21, 2017
Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds Author Christina Olds
ISBN-10 0312569513
ISBN-13 9780312569518
Year 2011-05-10
Pages 432
Language English
Publisher St. Martin’s Griffin
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Robin Olds was many things to many people To his West Point football coach he was an All American destined for the National College Football Hall of Fame To his P 38 and P 51 wartime squadrons in WWII he was the aggressive fighter pilot who made double ace and became their commander in nine short months For the pioneers of the jet age he was the wingman on the first jet demo team a racer in the Thompson Trophy race and the only U S exchange officer to command an RAF squadron In the tabloid press he was the dashing flying hero who married the glamorous movie star For the current crop of fighter pilots he is best known as the leader of the F 4 Wolfpack battling over North Vietnam For cadets at the Air Force Academy he was a role model and mentor He was all of those things and more Here s Robin s story in his own words and gleaned from the family and friends of his lifetime Here s the talent and learning the passion and leadership the love and disappointments of his life Few men have written on the tablets of aviation history with such a broad and indelible brush Olds was a classic hero with vices as well as virtues a life writ large that impacted many

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