The Story of WWII Ace Butch Voris
and the Creation of the Blue Angels
Wilcox. Told for the first time, this is the story of the
man who formed the world-famous Blue Angels. Roy "Butch"
Voris valiantly fought the Japanese in WWII and was later
selected by Admiral Nimitz to lead the Blue Angels, first in
prop planes and later in jets as the only man to command
them twice. For an unassuming man, his story is stunning,
hilarious and inspiring. 352 pages with 16 pages of B&W
photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
From POW to
Armstrong. As only the third leader
of the Blue Angels, Raleigh E. "Dusty" Rhodes helped develop
the world's top military demonstration team. Now, drawing on
extensive interviews, Dusty's scrapbooks and flight logs,
this fast-paced drama tells his story. You'll feel the
degradation that Rhodes suffered for three years as a
prisoner of war in World War II, and then rise with him as
he ascends to lead the Blue Angels through the stress of
practice and the exhilaration of air shows. It's an
inspiring story of service and survival. 317 pages, 29 B&W
photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
Butch Voris / Blue Angels Grumman F6F Hellcat" 0087324
Butch Voris / Blue Angels Grumman F6F Hellcat.
Purchase the Print, Get the Model FREE!
Blue Angel Number One
Ernie Boyette. Signed by "Blue Angel Number One," the recently deceased
Roy M. "Butch" Voris, this limited edition print features a wonderful depiction
of his Grumman F6F Hellcat that he flew as Officer-in-Charge of the first Navy
Flight Exhibition Team - the Blue Angels. His wartime accomplishments and flight
team history are all here. Print measures 24"x 18" and is also signed by the
The Story of WWII Ace Butch Voris and the Creation of the Blue Angels
Wilcox. Told for the first time, this is the story of the man who formed
the world-famous Blue Angels. Roy "Butch" Voris valiantly fought the Japanese in
WWII and was later selected by Admiral Nimitz to lead the Blue Angels, first in
prop planes and later in jets as the only man to command them twice. For an
unassuming man, his story is stunning, hilarious and inspiring. 352 pages with
16 pages of B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
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Manual for Navy F-4J
Soft bound Book
NATOPS Flight Manual Navy Model F-4J Aircraft The real thing! Reprint
of the actual NATOPS flight manual for the F-4J Phantom II U.S. Navy
fighter aircraft. Operational aspects covered are: flight characteristics,
emergency procedures, all-weather operations, communications procedures,
reconnaissance systems, flight crew coordination, NATOPS evaluation, and
performance data. 544 pgs., diagrams, charts, illustrations., appendices,
index. 8½"x 11", sfbd. .
F11F Tiger" 87"0020496
Grumman F11F Tiger Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions.
Originally published by the U.S. Navy in 1957, this flight operating handbook -
previously classified as "Restricted" - taught pilots everything they needed to
know before entering the cockpit of the Grumman F11F-1 Tiger, which (flown by
the Blue Angels from 1957 until 1969) came to symbolize the speed and might of
Navy airpower in the late 1950s. 210 reformatted pages, B&W photographs, 8"x
Grumman F11F Tiger" 88"0001771
Grumman F11F Tiger.
Naval Fighters Vol. 40
Meyer & Ginter.
This book traces development from prototype F9F-9 to the small compact
supersonic carrier-based day fighter that the F11F became. Includes squadron
histories and markings for all squadrons utilizing the Tiger, including the Blue
Angels who flew it from 1957-1969. 144 pages, 300+ photographs and 30 pages of
drawings. 8"x 11", soft cover.
F/A-18 Hornet Color in Action" 86"0030284
F/A-18 Hornet Color in Action.
Drendel. Through more than 100 color photographs, color profiles and
detailed line drawings, this photo-history examines the F/A-18 Hornet jet
fighter - the most common aircraft on the decks of U.S. aircraft carriers in the
history of naval aviation - in detail, from its development in the 1970s through
its service in the Gulf War, in Operation Southern Watch over Bosnia and Kosovo,
and in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. You'll even learn of its
use by the U.S. Navy's "Blue Angels!" 52 pages, 11"x 8", softcover.
Grumman F9F Part Two" 89"0020100
Grumman F9F Part Two.
Naval Fighters Vol. 60.
Includes Blue Angels, Reserves, and Argentina. Ginter. Examine the Marines' use
of the Panther in Korea, where squadrons VMF-311 and VMF-115 used the F9F
primarily in the close air support role. After the war, many of the squadrons
were redesignated from VMF (fighter) to VMA (attack). Heavily illustrated,
including squadron patches. 57 pgs., 160 B&W photos, 8"x 11", sfbd.
Grumman F9F-6/7/8 Cougar" 90"0020111
Grumman F9F-6/7/8 Cougar.
Naval Fighters Vol. 66.
Design, Testing, Structures and Blue Angels. Meyer. Loaded with photographs,
engineering drawings, exploded views and cutaways of the plane and its
subsystems, this is the story of the F9F Cougar, a plane that was developed in
the early 1950s and motivated to a great degree by that era's technological race
with the Soviets. 89 pages, approximately 150 B&W photographs, 8"x 11",
McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet" 91"0001383
McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet.
A Photo Chronicle
Holder & Wallace. The development, production and operation of the Navy, Marine
and foreign air force mainstay. Depicts its use by the Blue Angels as well. All
the latest information. 80 pages, 120 photographs, 8"x 11", softcover.
U.S. Navy & Marine Corps" 93"0006163
U.S. Navy & Marine Corps.
Aircraft Color Guide '40-'49.
Elliott. Covers the decade of the 1940s, a decade that
witnessed the abandonment of the colorful approach to aircraft recognition for
the more somber color schemes necessitated by war. Chapters cover aircraft
coloring, the national aircraft insignia, identification and recognition
markings, maintenance and safety markings and meritorious markings. Appendices
cover special research aircraft, missiles, The Blue Angels, aircraft
designations, captured aircraft, overhaul activities and actual colors contained
in 29 genuine paint samples. 194 pgs., 9"x 12", hard bound.
Manuel. This photo-essay examines
Florida's Pensacola Bay from Spanish times through the
present day, including the construction of fortifications
and naval installations, activities during the Civil War and
both World Wars, the Old Navy Yard, and the present-day
Naval Air Station, which is home to the Navy's Blue Angels.
128 pages; 225 B&W photographs, maps and illustrations; 6"x
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