Fly Navy by Alvin Townley
Discovering the Extraordinary People and Enduring Spirit of Naval Aviation

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Top Gun was only part of the story. Fly Navy delves beyond the Hollywood image to reveal the true mettle and genuine story of the elite men and women of naval aviation.
For one hundred years, the U.S. Navy’s aviators and crews have made the difference on military and peacetime missions around the world. Their unparalleled skill, preparation, and everyday dedication have paid off when it matters most: when lives are on the line. Together, these men and women—officers and enlisted personnel, past and present—have protected freedom, served their country, and forged a legacy of valor like no other.  
            In this landmark book, Alvin Townley takes readers on an adventure around the world and across generations as he goes behind the scenes of naval aviation. From the skies over the Arabian Sea to the jungles of Southeast Asia to carriers patrolling the vast Pacific, he uncovers incredible stories of service members who survived weeks adrift at sea, made midnight rescues in deadly storms, crash-landed behind enemy lines, and found themselves in situations where their exceptional training and focus were the only things standing between life and death.             Filled with inspiring personal accounts of courage, camaraderie, and sheer perseverance, Fly Navy pays tribute to the extraordinary individuals who have built naval aviation into the revered force it is today—and will remain tomorrow. 


 

About Alvin Townley

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Alvin Townley is the nationally acclaimed author of Legacy of Honor and Spirit of Adventure. He lives in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit www.AlvinTownley.com.
 
Published April 26, 2011 by Thomas Dunne Books. 352 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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In this exhilarating and enlightening survey of naval aviation, Townley (Legacy of Honor) covers everything from training in Pensacola, to the Blue Angels squadron, to the real-life fighter weapons sc

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In this exhilarating and enlightening survey of naval aviation, Townley (Legacy of Honor) covers everything from training in Pensacola, to the Blue Angels squadron, to the real-life fighter weapons school known as TOPGUN (the inspiration for the movie).

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Fly Navy: Discovering the Extraordinary People and Enduring Spirit of Naval Aviation by Alvin Townley is a non-fiction book about the real world adventures of people in the U.S. Navy.

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Piloting a Navy aircraft on and off an aircraft carrier, or helping to fly one, becoming an aircraft maintainer or working on the deck of an aircraft carrier - it’s all here.

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