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America’s Secret MiG Squadron: The Red Eagles of Project CONSTANT PEG
This book is the story of a group of military pioneers who were intent on using their experience and knowledge to develop a new training paradigm for fighter pilots. As a Vietnam veteran and Phantom F-4 pilot, Col. Gail Peck (call-sign "EVIL") had been disappointed with the level of training offered to US fighter pilots. He was determined to ensure that US fighter pilots w ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Osprey Publishing
(first published January 1st 2012)
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It was an absolutely awesome read! Col Peck lays it out from start to finish and describes everything in great detail. He talks candidly about the men that served in the unit and brings them to life in his narratives. His description of how the unit came to be, the trials and tribulations encountered in getting the unit going and the things they endured to get the Migs flying and to keep them flying, the hardships endured with families because of the secret nature of the project draws you in tim ...more
It is clear that this book is a typeset version of random, disjointed notes collected by Colonel Peck. It would have been terrific had an editor and other staff been employed to reorganize this material into a coherent story. Some have referred to it as a reunion book, and I concur with that assessment.