Testing Time: The Story fo British Test Pilots and Their Aircraft

New York: Harper & Bros, 1961. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Hardcover. 224 pp. with bibliography, index. Illustrated. Fine in very good, spine sunned dust jacket. The development of the combined art and science of test piloting over fifty years from the early 20th century through 1960. Herein we meet the pioneers, improvisers, showmen and brave pilots who tested the airplane--Samual Franklin Cody, a character out of an American Wil;d West show; Wilfred Parke, the first Englishman who after recovering from a spin was able to analyze how he had done so; Harry Hawker, the firts loop-the-looper; Sir Henry Tizard, who laid the foundation of RAF test flying; and others. Fine / very good. Item #E17890B

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