» » To Fill the Skies With Pilots: The Civilian Pilot Training Program, 1939-46

Download To Fill the Skies With Pilots: The Civilian Pilot Training Program, 1939-46 fb2

by Dominick Pisano
Download To Fill the Skies With Pilots: The Civilian Pilot Training Program, 1939-46 fb2
Transportation
  • Author:
    Dominick Pisano
  • ISBN:
    0252019946
  • ISBN13:
    978-0252019944
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    University of Illinois Press (July 1, 1993)
  • Pages:
    224 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Transportation
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1888 kb
  • ePUB format
    1443 kb
  • DJVU format
    1925 kb
  • Rating:
    4.3
  • Votes:
    367
  • Formats:
    lit docx mbr txt


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.

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.More important, the CPTP was a multipurpose program conceived by Robert H. Hinckley, head of the Civil Aeronautics Authority, to serve as a New Deal economic panacea for private flying (then a neglected segment of the aviation industry) and as a bulwark in the national defense by providing trained pilots. On another level, it was a means of preparing American youth for the emerging air age.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. Ironically, the CPTP trained thousands of military pilots during the war, then languished and died for lack of funding, a victim of ill-defined expectations.

Viashal
A great work and part of my aviation library. Pisano uses Pat Strickland's Putt-Putt Air Force, but provides the scholarly documentation to take it to the next level. A must-have book for anyone interested in WW II aviation, because the program Pisano writes about is the key behind the airpower the US employed during the war.
Vosho
I needed this book for a research project in a hurry, and I received it promptly and it was in great condition. This book has a fascinating and detailed history.
Querlaca
I was hoping this book would have included statements by pilots, not just facts about how they got into the air by legislation.