TEST PILOT by Martin Caidin


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In this latest addition to more than twenty five books on assorted aspects of aviation, Martin Caidin concentrates on the ""techniques of test piloting developed over the years"", the personal qualifications and training of test pilots and some live accounts of a few spectacular testing ventures accomplished by such dare-devils as Herb Fisher, Pete Everest, Scott Crossfield. The advances made during World War I forced Congress to re-evaluate its hit or miss approach to test flights and brought about the creation of NACA and with it the test pilot was born. How science attempts to deal with countless danger factors involved in test flights, how many of these dangers have been eradicated and what part the Edwards Air Force Base plays in this work occupy a large portion of the story. Essentially a technical discourse, the Caidin fan will welcome another precise authoritative account to his ever increasing collection.

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1961
Publisher: Dutton