ROBERT GANDT is a former naval officer and aviator, international airline captain, and a prolific military and aviation writer. He is the author of thirteen books, including the novels The Killing Sky and Black Star Rising and the definitive work on modern naval aviation, Bogeys and Bandits. His screen credits include the television series Pensacola: Wings of Gold. He and his wife Anne live with their airplanes in Spruce Creek, a flying community in Daytona Beach, FL. You may visit his web site at www. Gandt.com.