TEST PILOT by Maj. Gene Gurney


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From Jean Pierre Blanchard's account of ballooning in the 18th century, to the testing of supersonic jets over the California desert, this anthology tells the story of the men who fly (and sometimes die) in experimental or scientific aircraft. The flyers tell their own stories with accounts from Orville Wright, John Macready, James Doolittle, Roscoe Purner, Jacqueline Cochran, and others. All follow chronologically as flying gets faster, higher and more fantastically near the dreamed-of goal of rocket flight. Airplane buffs should find this absorbing.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1962
Publisher: Watts