Top Cover, Michael Rondot portrays a pilot's eye view of the
speed and excitement of modern high-tech aerial warfare. High
over a panorama of broken clouds, a pair of F/A-18C Hornets
from VFA-81 'Sunliners' dive onto a group of F-16s simulating
an attack on a formation of low flying A-7 Corsairs far below.
The low-flying A-7s are in deep trouble, having been bounced
by the F-16s, and will evade as hard as they can to shake
off their opponents. For the F/A-18 Hornet pilots the priority
is to kill the F-16s before they can threaten the A-7s. The
Fight's on! You could easily be forgiven for believing that
US Navy and Marine Corps aviators enjoy an unfair advantage
in life. They fly the finest aircraft around, in the most
demanding and exciting roles, and they get to practice their
art in some of the most beautiful and exotic parts of the
world, basking in the glamour and mystique of US Naval Aviation.
reality is more down to earth. Flying the F/A-18 Hornet in
both the air-defence and the ground-attack role is hard, challenging
work. Pilots from the attack community have to learn the skills
of air-to-air fighting, and air defenders have to learn the
art of putting bombs and bullets onto a pinpoint target from
a first-pass attack in bad weather. It is an uncompromising
and unforgiving environment, with no room for bullshit.
COVER is beautifully reproduced as a single limited edition
print using the same fine-art quality printing and materials
associated with all Collectair publications. Each print is
artist signed, dated and numbered, stamped with the Collectair
seal, and issued with a signed and numbered certificate of
authentication to guarantee the edition size. Remarqued copies
with an original pencil drawing on the print border are available
to further enhance the value of this strictly limited edition.
from a single limited edition of 500, numbered and stamped
with the Collectair seal and individually signed by Michael
Rondot. A numbered and signed certificate is issued with every
print to guarantee the total edition size and authenticity.
Cover by Michael Rondot
size: 28 x 20ins approx
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