Testing Death: Hughes Aircraft Test Pilots and Cold War Weaponry
Publisher: Praeger | ISBN: 0275990664 | edition 2006 | PDF | 240 pages | 12,5 mb
There has been no finer way of learning what happened throughout aviation history than by having the story told by one who was there. While numerous aviation writers are pilots who "put you right into the cockpit," author and long-time WINGS & AIRPOWER contributor George Marrett chooses to put the reader right into history itself by weaving colorful tales of his aerial exploits or those of people who touched the very history he writes about. Having flown as both an Air Force test pilot and combat pilot in Southeast Asia before being hired as a civilian test pilot for the Hughes Aircraft Company, Marrett takes his readers on a journey back in time….How fortunate he was to have been able to partake of all that history, and how fortunate we are to now be able to read all about it.