Robert Gandt had the chance to fly one of the fastest, sleekest aircraft in the world - the FA-18 Hornet. In Bogeys and Bandits, he takes readers along for the thrilling ride. Thirty years after he graduated from the Navy's fighter pilot school, Gandt returned, and he participated in the rigorous training program of the class of eight Navy and Marine pilots learning to fly with the Hornet: the identical twins from Middle America, the computer nerd with a penchant for speed, the grandson of a Tuskegee Airman trying to live up to a proud legacy, and two women dealing with the post-Tailhook world of the Navy. He shares their joys and failures, hopes and fears, from the first classroom briefing to bombing exercises in the high desert of Nevada to the final, harrowing takeoffs and landings aboard an aircraft carrier. Bogeys and Bandits puts readers in the pilot seat, holding them breathless as they soar through the skies in the cockpit of the deadly FA-18 Hornet.