For those who dream of glory at the controls of a plane or in a space capsule, the author has provided a ""you-are-there"" manual that ranges from the induction through the training and graduation of an Air Force officer and on to -- ""You make out your application to the United States Air Force Aerospace Research Pilot School...Maybe one of ten applicants will be accepted. But you are used to competition so it doesn't really bother you"". The author has written many books on aviation, space and rocketry. He was given all sorts of official cooperation to record every step in the training of an Air Force OTS candidate who is eventually selected for astronaut training. (""You"" is even provided with a wife and child illustrating that little has been overlooked.) The generous supply of sharp black and white photographs came from various aviation companies, magazines and the Air Force. Solid information with an immediate excitement for future flyers.