Full Throttle: From the Blue Angels to Hollywood Stunt Pilot (Paperback)
Scott Kartvedt watched Top Gun and then went on to be a Navy pilot. He was selected to be a Blue Angel, then served during five combat deployments flying 91 combat missions and accumulated over 6,300 flight hours, 658 carrier arrested landings on eleven aircraft carriers.
He went on to command VFA-83, an award-winning FA/18 Squadron and served as the Navy's first commanding officer of the only F-35C Stealth Strike Fighter Squadron in the US before retiring from the Navy and returning to civilian life.
After that, he began his second career as a professional pilot. He became an inspirational speaker and instructor and served and still serves on the Board of Directors for the Blue Angel Foundation. Scott also joined the Patriot Jet Team, the only civilian jet demonstration team in North America, as their number 5 pilot. Through that position, he had the opportunity to train some of the actors and fly as a stunt pilot in the new Top Gun Maverick movie, bringing his journey full-circle.
You'll laugh, you'll learn, you'll cry, and you'll soar at full throttle through Scott's story of a life lived at high-G, and you won't want to stop reading until you get to the final page.