Victor L. Maxey Writes Flight Deck Flash “Wings of Gold”: a Fictional Account of Naval Aviators

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Christian author Victor L. Maxey writes Flight Deck Flash “Wings of Gold”: a fictional account of father and son Naval Aviators.

Holy Fire Publishing ( releases Flight Deck Flash “Wings of Gold” (Paperback, U.S. $10.99, ISBN: 9781603833004). Victor L. Maxey writes a fictional account of a father and son’s experiences as Naval Aviators.

Victor L. Maxey, an Honorary Naval Aviator, Honorary Lieutenant Commander and Honorary VFA-14 Tophatter, uses fictional characters, Rob “Flash” Newman, and his son, Dan “Flashlight” Newman, to describe life at the Naval Academy, as fighter pilots in Vietnam (Rob) and the North Korean Missile Conflict (Dan), and Dan’s experience as a Navy Chaplain. Maxey draws on his knowledge of the Navy to depict realistic situations for his characters.

“After graduating from high school, Rob secures a place for himself at the Naval Academy! Then, as quarterback for Navy in the Rose Bowl, Rob leads the Midshipmen to a victory for the National Championship. Later, Rob graduates in the top five-percent of his class at the Naval Academy, goes to Flight School, earns his Navy wings of gold and becomes a Naval Aviator. He goes to the Vietnam War, stationed on a famous aircraft carrier. After the war is over, Rob works his way up in the Navy. . . Rob’s son, Dan, becomes a Naval Aviator just like his dad. This proves that if you raise your children well, they will become good citizens as well. Later, Dan Newman becomes a Navy Chaplain and guides people from the darkness in their life to the True Light of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Dan continues his work as a Chaplain to this current day.”—Victor L. Maxey

“Flash destroyed a power plant in North Vietnam. The plant had produced two-thirds of the power in North Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. He also blew up an ammunition depot in Hanoi. This destroyed a lot of Strategic Air Missiles and other Dodo Head weapons. . . . On November 5, 1967, Rob “Flash” Newman got his fifth kill and became an ACE Pilot in the U.S. Navy.”—excerpt Flight Deck Flash “Wings of Gold”

“Dan “Flashlight” Newman was promoted to Lieutenant, [and as] a Fighting Checkmate, he flew the F-14 Tomcat with the precision of an Eagle. . . . On October 31, 1996, North Korea launched a missile at Taiwan . . . Since Flashlight and his other Checkmates were stationed on the USS Nimitz near North Korea, they went to alert status five . . . [T]he missile that the North Koreans fired upon Taiwan hit in a downtown area killing thousands of civilians.”—excerpt Flight Deck Flash “Wings of Gold”

Victor L. Maxey, 41, is single and lives in Katy, Texas. His passion is Naval Aviation and witnessing for the kingdom of God. Read more about Maxey’s ministry at He is available for book signings.

Holy Fire Publishing (, publisher of hundreds of Christian books, helps Christian authors reach the world through the printed word.


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