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Test Pilots of the Jet Age: Men Who Heralded a New Era in Aviation

Test Pilots of the Jet Age: Men Wh
AUTHOR C Higgs, B Vigar
LANGUAGE English
BINDING Hardback
NO OF PAGES 256
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos
PRODUCT CODE 47754AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
£25.00

Today, as we board our flights to Adelaide, Zurich, and all points in between, we give little thought to the jet power that will take us there. But, this is only possible because just over 70 years ago a select band of British test pilots was prepared to risk all in the quest to fly further, faster and higher than ever before. Their quest was fraught with danger; disaster and death were never far away. This book captures eleven of those stories as told by the pilots themselves - their words as to how they took British aviation to the forefront of a new era, the Jet Age. Britain aircraft industry was booming in the years immediately after the end of the Second World War and the demand for test pilots seemingly limitless as new aircraft types rolled off the drawing boards. Meteors, Vampires, Hunters, Comets, Victors, Vulcans and Harriers were some of the aircraft that became world-beaters.

AUTHOR C Higgs, B Vigar
LANGUAGE English
BINDING Hardback
NO OF PAGES 256
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos
ISBN 9781526747754
PRODUCT CODE 47754AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
PRICE
£25.00