From the Prairie to the Pacific: A Blue Angel's Journey (Paperback)

From the Prairie to the Pacific: A Blue Angel's Journey By Capt Usn (Ret ). Gil Rud, Rear Admiral Garland Wright (Foreword by) Cover Image
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From the Prairie to the Pacific is the story of one man's journey from rural North Dakota to the cockpits of U.S. Navy jet fighters and ultimately Captain of a flagship aircraft carrier. Gil Rud flew combat missions over Vietnam in A-7 Corsair II aircraft before taking command of his own squadron. His success as a Naval aviator led to the ultimate reward - "Boss" of the world-famous Blue Angels aerobatic display team, overseeing their successful transition to the F/A-18 Hornet. Gil Rud reflects on his experiences and emotions as a husband and father as well as a pilot and an "officer and a gentleman." His stories of triumph and tragedy, from nights on the flight deck to nights on the town and the loss of close friends, reveal deep feelings, great insight and a wonderful sense of humor, as well as meticulous attention to detail.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781958407004
ISBN-10: 1958407003
Publisher: ELM Grove Publishing
Publication Date: September 1st, 2022
Pages: 414
Language: English