Brick Maxwell, a naval aviator for all seasons, is back again in Robert Gandt's sixth novel, BLACK STAR RISING, which is, as usual, timely, authentic, and reeks of "Blue and Gold." -- Daytona Beach News Journal, 21 January, 2007
Gandt, a former Navy fighter pilot and author of some of the best in fiction and non-fiction aviation writing, has just about perfected the art of involving the reader in his dramatic and adventurous tales of Navy fighter pilots. -- Pacific Flyer, February 2007
About the Author
Robert Gandt is a former Navy fighter/attack pilot who logged more than three hundred day and night carrier landings in the A-4 Skyhawk. At age twenty, he was the youngest aviator in the U.S. Navy. He has been a weapons test pilot, a flight instructor,and an airshow pilot. As a captain for Pan Am and then Delta Air Lines, he was based in Hong Kong, Berlin, San Francisco, and New York, accumulating more than thirty thousand flying hours. In 1995 he returned to his old squadron to fly the F/A-18 Hornet and write about a class of men and women training to fly the Navy's hottest fighter.
Gandt has written a number of novels and nonfiction books. His screen credits include the television series Pensacola: Wings of Gold, as writer and consultant.
He lives with his wife, Anne, and two aerobatic airplanes in Spruce Creek, a flying community in Daytona Beach, Florida.