There aren't that many NAVCADs still around who can read this book and verify that going through the NAVCAD program and then being on active duty having come in through that path can recognize what that was like. My class was 10-62 and the program was being closed down by the Navy shortly after that time. A lot of us ended up "sandwiched" between our NAVCAD precessors who were eventually gone from active duty or had been sent to various colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degrees, and the college graduates who entered flight training after the NAVCAD program was gone. No path to college for us because the Vietnam War was underway and the Navy was short of pilots. Only active duty for us and repeated cruises to Southeast Asia until that war was done. But what the book describes was as real in 1962-64 as it was in 1956-58.