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Product Details

  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Lulu; 4th edition (April 10, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 110538439X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1105384394
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #666,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

This paperback was released some time after the Kindle book, which has received over a hundred five-star reviews. Those reviews for Flying Low can be seen on the Amazon.com Kindle page.

About the Author

Brian was a teenage cowboy on two southern Arizona ranches before he became the young horse wrangler for a movie company filming television westerns at the Old Tucson movie set.
 
After two years at the University of Arizona, the author entered the Naval Aviation Cadet Program in Pensacola, Florida, and became a carrier-qualified jet pilot at age twenty. As a naval aviator, Brian flew 3,669 hours in thirteen different types of aircraft, made 652 carrier landings (163 of them at night), and flew 183 combat missions during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and thirteen Air Medals.  He went on to command Attack Squadron 35 aboard USS Nimitz.
 
While in the Navy, Brian earned a B.A. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Operations Research & Systems Analysis.  Besides his flying tours, Brian served as aide to the Senior Member of the United Nations Armistice Commission in Korea, aide to the Commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet, and Chief of Special Studies for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  He retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain.
 
Brian then worked as a consultant and software developer before serving as a manager with the Arizona state government.  He is now retired again ... and writing. His web site is: brianbryans.com/

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Brian was a teenage cowboy on two southern Arizona ranches before he became the young horse wrangler for a movie company filming television westerns at the Old Tucson movie set.

After two years at the University of Arizona, the author entered the Naval Aviation Cadet Program in Pensacola, Florida, and became a carrier-qualified jet pilot at age twenty. As a naval aviator, Brian flew 3,669 hours in thirteen different types of aircraft, made 652 carrier landings (163 of them at night), and flew 183 combat missions during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and thirteen Air Medals. He went on to command Attack Squadron 35 aboard USS Nimitz.

While in the Navy, Brian earned a B.A. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Operations Research & Systems Analysis. Besides his flying tours, Brian served as aide to the Senior Member of the United Nations Armistice Commission in Korea, aide to the Commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet, and Chief of Special Studies for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain.

Brian then worked as a consultant and software developer before serving as a manager with the Arizona state government. He is now retired again ... and writing. His web site is: http://www.brianbryans.com/

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By K. Farley on April 22, 2013
Format: Paperback
I stumbled across this book on amazon.com, it popped up in a suggested reading window. The A-6 on the cover got my attention and when I saw the authors' name I was floored. This was my first CO. I jumped on the book and downloaded it to my Kindle and read straight through it in a day. I was hoping that this was not one of those "there I was at 40 thousand ft and both engines stalled and my B/N was asleep" sort of book and it was not. It was fun and easy to read and rang true. Skipper Bryans was a tough but fair man and this book paints a picture of how he got there. I was unaware of most of the story until it got to VA-35 and the USS Nimitz, the names and faces came rushing back and the events.....well, I was there for some of them, the "Gentlemen we are at WAR" incident made me laugh out loud, I was in the Ready Room for that meeting. Sacred the hell out me...... I must take exception to his characterization of of the young airmen and petty officers who kept his fanny in the air and out of hack with the CAG, I was one of them who inspected, fueled, oiled, washed, dried and in some cases had to sleep with the planes. We were not untrained knuckle draggers, most of us were graduates of service schools and custom was the lower rated folks went to the Line Division (usually for a year)to become qualified Plane Captains once qual'ed we would then be transferred to the maintenance dept. As a Plane Captain, I strapped the skipper into his aircraft on many occasions, made sure he and the ejection seat were joined at the fanny and sent him on his way. Proud to have served with Skipper Bryans (or B squared as everyone called him) and I went on to spend 21 years in the Navy.
Bottom line, read this book you will enjoy it. It's exciting and insightful and is just fun to read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 11, 2013
Format: Paperback
Mr. Bryans writes this autobiographic account with just the right combination of humor and deadly earnest to reflect the wonderful but unforgiving world of naval aviation. Some passages leave you guffawing at their end and make you wonder what else goes on in the military, while others leave you in awe of the sacrifices made by naval aviators and their families. It is quite amazing that Mr. Bryans ended his career without any accidents and managed to bring all his aircraft home. A very good read for pilots and non-pilots alike.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steen Astrup Holm on December 4, 2013
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I'll keep my input short: Excellent work, Capt. Bryans. Really enjoyed Reading Your book. For anyone interested in cold war era Naval aviation, "Flying Low" comes highly recommended.. Thank You, Sir!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Warren C. on March 15, 2013
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I'll keep this review short and to the point. If you love books which will put you in the cockpit - this is for you. Well done, sir.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bob Colyar on August 27, 2013
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An accurate comentary on the collected events of Brian's life and many more of us who served with him. A tribute to his service and to those whoo were with him and those who were lost. It was a "hell of a ride."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By patrouille on March 15, 2013
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Mister Bryans writes a lot better than most naval aviators and flies better than most writers. The technical stuff is fun for pilots, the human stuff is real without being maudlin, and the description of politics and the navy are polite without being sissy. Just one gripe: the book is more than succinct about an acident involving Sen. MCain ( there are lots of versions, and they're all on the web...) which killed a lot of good folks.
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