- Author:Dominick Pisano
- Publisher:University of Illinois Press (July 1, 1993)
- Pages:224 pages
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Launched in 1939, the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) was one of the largest vocational education programs of its time.
Launched in 1939, the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) was one of the largest vocational education programs of its time. In To Fill the Skies with Pilots, Dominick A. Pisano explores the successes and failures of the program, from its conception as a hybrid civilian-military mandate in peacetime, through the war years, and into the immediate postwar period. As originally conceived, the CPTP would serve both war-preparedness goals and New Deal economic ends.
This book examines an area of Franklin D. Roosevelt's aviation policy, the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP). Extending from 1939 to 1946, the CPTP was the first government attempt to use American colleges and universities as settings for training large numbers of pilots. Dominick Pisano traces the sometimes colorful, always interesting story of the program from its initial stage of satisfying expectations based largely on civilian goals, through criticism that it was not contributing to military objectives before World War II, to censure by the Army Air Force during the war for not meeting agreed-on training quotas. Roosevelt's aviation policy, the Civilian Pilot Training Program . I was hoping this book would have included statements by pilots, not just facts about how they got into the air by legislation. Extending from 1939 to 1946.
Launched in 1939, the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) was one of the largest . Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. In To Fill the Skies with Pilots. By charting the history of the CPTP, Pisano sheds new light on the politics of aviation during these pivotal years as well as on civil-military relations and New Deal policy making.
AUTHOR: Pisano, Dominick. DESCRIPTION: xi, 197 . p. of plates : ill.
The Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) was a flight training program (1938–1944) sponsored by the United States government with the stated purpose of increasing the number of civilian pilots, though having a clear impact on military preparedness. In the years immediately preceding World War II, several European countries, particularly Italy and Nazi Germany, began training thousands of young people to become pilots.