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Sinopsis: Fighter Pilot's Heaven presents the dramatic inside story of the American military's transition into the jet age, as told by a flyer whose life depended on its success. With colorful anecdotes about fellow pilots as well as precise technical information, Donald S. Lopez describes how it was to be “behind the stick” as a test pilot from 1945 to 1950, when the U.S. military was shifting from war to peacetime operations and from propeller to jet aircraft.
An ace pilot who had served with Gen. Claire Chennault's Flying Tiger Fighter Group, Lopez was assigned at the close of World War II to the elite Proof Test Group of the Air Proving Ground Command. Located at Eglin Field (later Eglin Air Force Base) in Florida, the group determined the operational suitability of Air Force weapons systems and aircraft and tested the first operational jet, the P-80 Shooting Star. Jet fighters required new techniques, tactics, and weaponry. Lopez recounts historic test flights in the P-59, P-80, and P-84, among other planes, describing complex combat maneuvers, hair-raising landings in unusual positions, and disastrous crashes and near crashes. This memoir is peppered with lively accounts of many pilots and their colleagues, revealing how airmen coped with both exhilarating successes and sometimes tragic failures.
About the Author: Donald S. Lopez is the deputy director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum and a former pilot with the 23rd Flying Tiger Fighter Group in China. He is the author of several books, including Into the Teeth of the Tiger (1986).
Título: Fighter Pilot's Heaven: Flight Testing the ...
Editorial: Smithsonian Books
Año de publicación: 1995
Condición del libro: Acceptable
Descripción Smithsonian Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Nº de ref. de la librería G1560984570I3N00
Descripción Smithsonian Books, 1995. Estado de conservación: Very Good. illustrated edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP60401358
Descripción Smithsonian Books, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 000698
Descripción Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C, 1995. Cloth. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine Dust Jacket. 223 pp. Tightly bound. Corners not bumped. Text is free of markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 016684
Descripción Smithsonian Books, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. Some wear, stains etc Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001791842
Descripción Smithsonian Books, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG1560984570
Descripción Smithsonian Books, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good+. First Edition; First Printing. Book and DJ have light edgewear, owner's name inked on FFEP, book has very slight slant; b/w photos; 223 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería M2175
Descripción Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995, 1995. Hard Cover. Good+-Very Good/Very Good. 1st Printing. Ex-Library. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ISBN:1-56098-457-0. Foreword by Frank Borman. Mylar covered d/j taped on, front endpaper torn out, withdrawn stamp on title page. No exterior markings. 223 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 001456
Descripción Smithsonian (1995) Washington, DC, 1995. Very good in very lightly edgeworn jacket First Printing hardbound. Nº de ref. de la librería BOOKS025860
Descripción Smithsonian Books March 1995, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. ~Pelican Bay Books is a real, family-owned bookstore perched on the edge of the Salish Sea in Anacortes, Washington since 1992. Customer satisfaction is our first priority and we respond to all inquiries promptly. Books are generally shipped the same or next business day and include tracking. Nº de ref. de la librería 106934