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Carrier pilot training

Discussion in 'Air War in the Pacific' started by Eythex, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. Eythex

    Eythex New Member

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    Hello everyone. Please excuse bad English, for it is not my main language.

    I've become quite fascinated in the training the carrier pilots had to take, from the very first day until the final active service in the front lines. I've briefly scratched the surface of this subject while writing a seminar about WWII US aircraft carriers (prewar years - midway) as part of my Political Science / History double b.a. I took.

    I'm now looking for any good reading materials (or documentaries, if any exists) covering the training a pilot had to make before he could call himself an aircraft carrier pilot.

    Thank you.
     
  2. mcoffee

    mcoffee Son-of-a-Gun(ner)

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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    Hyperwar may have a wee bit of information you could use.
     
  4. lwd

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  5. Eythex

    Eythex New Member

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    Thanks a lot to everyone!
     
  6. lwd

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    I think the topic has also been addressed a couple of times here although I'm not sure there is a thread devoted to it. Looking through Mr. Leonard's posts may be informative. If you go to his profile you can get a list of his posts.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    And in the "Kiss my..." category, flying off an LST.

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