posted on Sep, 28 2004 @ 07:31 PM
A lot has been written about Nellis facility operations by outside observers. This is the first detailed and intimate work we have seen emerge from an
insider who lived the transition from civilian to fighter mechanic that gives a Nellis observer an understanding of Nellis fighter operations.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is located adjacent to Nellis Air Force Base. Auto racing fans and racing team members interested in what's happening in
the maintenance "pits" on Nellis AFB will find their curiousity satisfied in One Desert Jet Turner. In this heartfelt book, F-4/F-16 fighter
mechanic Earl Heron describes settings, feelings and technology associated with maintaining fighter aircraft at Nellis AFB, NV--"Home of the Fighter
Pilot." Heron details the temperament of fighter aircraft, fighter pilots and fighter mechanics. He tells his story as a sensitive observer of
science, character and society. Many days in the life of a fighter mechanic are detailed, including the first days, the rewarding days and the
unfortunate day when several aircraft from the same formation crashed. Readers who enjoyed the revelations author/television commentator Steve
Matchett made in "The Mechanic's Tale: Life in the Pit-Lanes of Formula One," will gain a similar understanding of fighter culture and combat pit
stops by reading One Desert Jet Turner.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
This is a no-holds-barred revelation of fighter operations that contrasts greatly with the mainstream and politically correct coverage that we
usually presented by mainstream media beholden to the DOD for "good coverage" that will engender future access.
Most people walk away from One Desert Jet Turner with a fresh understanding of operations on Nellis AFB and the military in general, as seen through
the eyes of "one of us." (the civilian population who finance the military industrial complex)
[edit on 29-9-2004 by John bull 1]