Mission To Mach 2

Author: Robert Earl Haney
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786484713
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This engaging memoir relates the life story of a famed pilot who flew supersonic jets for the United States Air Force during the Cold War through Vietnam and beyond.

Pan Am Pioneer

Author: Sanford B. Kauffman
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
ISBN: 9780896723573
Size: 53.24 MB
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A Manager's Memoir from Seaplane Clippers to Jumbo Jets Sanford B. Kauffman
George E. Hopkins. airport felt sorry for me, and he told me there was a meeting
room upstairs that had a big sofa I could use. So I went up there to sleep. At about
three or four in the morning I woke up and discovered a big conference going on
around me. I thought, "This is embarrassing — I'd better announce myself." So I
rose up and they were quite startled to see me. Tom Braniff was having a meeting

Fighter Pilot

Author: Christina Olds
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9780312569518
Size: 23.40 MB
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To his P-38 and P-51 wartime squadrons in WWII he was the aggressive fighter pilot who made double ace and became their commander in nine short months.

Pushing The Envelope

Author: Marion Carl
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612515487
Size: 66.19 MB
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In peacetime he gamed fame for "pushing the envelope" as a test pilot, adding the world's altitude and peace records to his wartime feats and becoming the first U.S. military aviator to wear a full pressure suit.

A Wasp Among Eagles

Author: Ann Carl
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588343413
Size: 23.81 MB
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A WASP among Eagles is the first-person story of how Baumgartner learned to fly, trained as a WASP, and became one of the earliest jet-age pioneers.

Sky My Kingdom

Author: Hanna Reitsch
Publisher: Casemate
ISBN: 1612000576
Size: 77.47 MB
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The Sky My Kingdom is the fascinating autobiography of the famous World War test pilot - Hanna Reitsch (March 29, 1912 - August 24, 1979).

A Mig 15 To Freedom

Author: No Kum-Sok
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786431067
Size: 63.47 MB
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Memoir of the Wartime North Korean Defector Who First Delivered the Secret
Fighter Jet to the Americans in 1953 No Kum-Sok, J. Roger Osterholm. Force
Base, Maryland, and retired as a major general. A native of Texas, he entered the
army in ¡943 and earned his wings in ¡944. He flew a P-38 in the European
theater and became a test pilot at Wright Field in ¡947. He was a pioneer in in-
flight refueling and was the first to fly an air refueled combat mission in Korea. In ¡
953 he won ...

Innovation And The Development Of Flight

Author: Roger D. Launius
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9780890968765
Size: 67.78 MB
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For a useful brief history of the development of piston-driven aero engines, see
Herschel Smith, A History of Aircraft Piston Engines (Manhattan, Kans.: Sunflower
University Press, 1986). 3. Richard P. Hallion, Designers and Test Pilots (
Alexandria, Va.: Time-Life Books, 1983), ... 524. 5. James J. St. Peter, ed., The
Memoirs of Ernest C. Simpson: Aeropropulsion Pioneer (Wright-Patterson Air
Force Base, Ohio: Aero Propulsion Laboratory, Aeronautical Systems Division,
1987), pp. 9— n ...

The First Jet Pilot

Author: Lutz Warsitz
Publisher: Pen & Sword
Size: 10.24 MB
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He repeatedly risked his life extending the frontiers of aviation in speed, altitude and technology and survived many life-threatening incidents.This book is written by Erich's son who has used his father's copious notes and log books that ...

Reconsidering A Century Of Flight

Author: Janet Rose Daly Bednarek
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807854884
Size: 77.98 MB
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Hopkins, George E. The Airline Pilots: A Study in Elite Unionization. Cambridge,
Mass.: Harvard University Press ... Pan Am Pioneer: A Manager's Memoir from
Seaplane Clipper to Jumbo Jets. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, ... An
example of the new military history, this one on the career of General Elwood
Quesada, the wartime commander of the Ninth Air Force in Europe, the unit
charged with American fighter operations in the theater. Hurley, Alfred F. Billy
Mitchell: Crusader ...