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Inhaltsangabe: Book by Spears, Sally
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In October 1994 Navy Lt. Kara Hultgreen died when her F-14 fighter jet crashed into the ocean during an attempt to land aboard an aircraft carrier. As the first woman to fly the high-powered Tomcat in a fighter squadron, Hultgreen was already a visible figure in the debate over whether women should serve in combat, and her death only intensified that debate. After her crash, sources within the Navy released documents to show that Hultgreen was an unqualified pilot who got through training because she was a woman. Hultgreen's supporters countered that the documents were incomplete and grossly misleading. Four years after the tragic mishap, Hultgreen's mother, a member of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, presents this work not as a tool of persuasion, but as the biography of a young pioneer. In many ways, it is a deeply engaging portrait. Drawing extensively from her daughter's letters and diaries, Spears shows the intense motivation and high energy of a young woman whose life was geared toward her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut. A swaggering hell-raiser with a wicked sense of humor, Hultgreen pummeled her drunken assailant when groped at Tailhook. But Spears also includes considerable fluff: one chapter titled "Pamela" seems designed to settle a score with a friend who inexplicably dropped Hultgreen when her career declined. Ultimately, the most interesting chapters are those addressing the question of whether Hultgreen was truly qualified to be flying the F-14. With more substantive reporting, Spear might have offered a persuasive case on her daughter's behalf. 29 illustrations.
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Buchbeschreibung Naval Institute Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1557508097I5N00
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Buchbeschreibung Naval Institute Press, Maryland, 1998. Hardbound. Buchzustand: Near Fine/ Very Good. b&w photo illus (illustrator). 1st Edition. 306, Black spine with pink title. No shelf wear. Couple very faint smudges on page edges. Boards and interior are very clean and bright. Dj has slight shelf wear; wrapped in brodart. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BOOKS3014339I
Buchbeschreibung Naval Inst Pr, Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A., 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. 1998,1998 Stated First Printing, Fine book, Fine unclipped jacket 306 clean tight unmarked pages, 24 full pages of B/W photos, full black cloth covered boards with bright red foil lettering on the spine, jacket has a color photo Navy Fighter Pilot Kara Hultgreen on the front, her fighter jet upside down on a carrier ship after being raised 3,700 feet from the floor of the ocean. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001315
Buchbeschreibung Naval Inst Pr, Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A., 1998. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine D. J. Stated First Printing. Prior owner's gift inscription. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 025871
Buchbeschreibung Naval Institute Press, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition; Second Printing. Back of dust jacket lightly rubbed ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 306 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 31226
Buchbeschreibung Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1998. Hardcover. First edition. First printing [stated]. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. xi, , 306,  p. Illustrations. Notes A biography of Kara Hultgreen, the first woman to fly the Navy's F-14 in a combat squadron and the first female fighter pilot to die in the line of duty From Wikipedia: "Kara Spears Hultgreen (October 5, 1965 October 25, 1994), was a lieutenant and Naval Aviator in the United States Navy and the first female carrier-based fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy. She died just months after she was certified for combat, when she crashed her F-14 Tomcat into the sea on final approach to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). A formal investigation found that the cause of the crash was pilot error. During her Naval Aviation career, Hultgreen had accumulated four "downs, " or major errors in flight training. Normally, in accordance with Naval Air Training Command standards, having more than two "downs" in Navy undergraduate flight training would be enough to permanently prevent someone from becoming a Naval Aviator. However, two of her downs were incurred in fleet replacement training, after she had graduated from advanced naval flight training under the cognizance of the Naval Air Training Command and received her wings. As such, because the fleet replacement squadrons fall under the cognizance of the Atlantic or Pacific fleets, the latter two downs did not technically meet the "three and done" standard common in the training command. Hultgreen was born on October 5, 1965, in Greenwich, Connecticut, and raised in both Chicago and Toronto. Hultgreen moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1981. She attended Alamo Heights High School and received a congressional nomination to the Naval Academy but did not win an appointment. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in Aerospace Engineering. Hultgreen was commissioned through the Aviation Officer Candidate School at Naval Air Station Pensacola, where she was a Distinguished Naval Graduate. Upon graduation (ranked third of seven in her class) she was assigned to Training Air Wing FOUR at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas for primary flight trainng in the T-34C Turbomentor. Screened for the Strike Pilot training pipeline, she underwent follow-on training in the T-2C Buckeye and TA-4J Skyhawk II with Training Air Wing THREE at NAS Chase Field, Texas. Following designation as a Naval Aviator, she received orders to fly EA-6A Prowlers with Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron THIRTY-THREE (VAQ-33) at NAS Key West, Florida. Upon the Navy's integration of women in combat in 1993, LT Hultgreen was selected to be among the first female pilots to undergo F-14 Tomcat training at NAS Miramar, California. While with Pacific Fleet F-14 Fleet Replacement Squadron, Fighter Squadron 124 (VF-124), Hultgreen failed her first attempt at carrier qualification. Hultgreen successfully carrier-qualified during a second period aboard USS Constellation (CV-64) in the summer of 1994, becoming the first "combat qualified" female Naval Aviator. Upon completion of the VF-124 Category I fleet replacement pilot syllabus, she was assigned to the Black Lions of Fighter Squadron 213 (VF-213) and began preparations for deployment to the Persian Gulf. Her call signs were initially "Hulk" or "She-Hulk", for her ability to bench-press 200 lbs, her 6-foot (1.8 m) frame, and a play on her surname of Hultgreen. But after a television appearance in which she wore detectable makeup, her colleagues bestowed a new and more feminine call sign, "Revlon." On October 25, 1994, Hultgreen was killed when her F-14A, BuNo 160390, crashed on approach to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) off the coast of San Diego after a routine training mission. Finding herself overshooting the landing area centerline, Hultgreen attempted to correct her approach by yawing the aircraft. This led to the left-hand engine suffering a compressor stall and lost power a well-known deficiency characteristic of the F-14A's TF30-P-414A engine when inlet air was no longer flowing straight i. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 68425
Buchbeschreibung Naval Institute Press, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P021557508097