This is the first book ever written that covers the entire Flying/Aviation Cadet Pilot Training Program from its beginning in 1917 until its ending in 1961. This is the story of the brave young men who defended our nation in the skies during every war from WWI through Viet Nam. They were the top 2.5 percent of our nation’s young men. Their dream was to fly! They wanted to fly more than they wanted to eat. Out of approximately every 1,000 boys who applied for this training, only 75 men would graduate. Over 60 percent were washed out at primary flight training alone. Printed in the USA.