Tex Johnston: Jet-Age Test Pilot

Tex Johnston: Jet-Age Test Pilot

by A. M. Johnston, Am Johnston
     
 

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One of America's most daring and accomplished test pilots, Tex Johnston flew the first US jet airplanes and, in a career spanning the 1930s through the 1970s, helped create the jet age at such pioneering aersospace companies as Bell Aircraft and Boeing.

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One of America's most daring and accomplished test pilots, Tex Johnston flew the first US jet airplanes and, in a career spanning the 1930s through the 1970s, helped create the jet age at such pioneering aersospace companies as Bell Aircraft and Boeing.

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“There seem to be two Tex Johnstons: the one who became legendary in 1955 for performing two barrel rolls with the Boeing 707 prototype . . . and the man who brought to flight testing a far more meticulous approach than had ever been used before. . . . Johnston is of the barnstorming generation . . . [and] in his memoir’s best moments you can smell the oil on the grass.”—Air & Space

“Fascinating reading.”—Aerospace
Booknews
Pioneer test pilot Johnston, with the help of writer Barton, recounts his illustrious career during the 1930s through the 1970s, an era when the work of designers and engineers was verified not by computer, but by the skill and daring of test pilots. Includes many photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560989318
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Pages:
274
Sales rank:
822,201
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.87(d)

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A. M. "Tex" Johnston was a test pilot for Bell Aircraft and Boeing.

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