TEST PILOTS 2E PB

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Smithsonian, May 17, 1988 - History - 347 pages
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"If you really wish to learn" wrote Wilbur Wright, "you must mount a machine and become acquainted with its tricks by actual trial". And even before the Wright Flyer took off on its history-making first flight, intrepid researchers had been testing many different flying machines: the hapless tower jumpers of the Dark Ages; the balloonist of the eighteenth century; the glider builders of the nineteenth. In Test Pilots, Richard P. Hallion chronicles the history of test pilots from these early explorers to today's military men.

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Contents

CHAPTER 2
21
CHAPTER 3
45
CHAPTER 5
111
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Richard P. Hallion, Air Force Historian, directs the worldwide Air Force historical and museum programs. An internationally recognized aerospace historian, he has written or edited thirteen other books.

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