The Smell of Kerosene: A Test Pilot's Odysseyby Donald L. Mallick, Peter W. Merlin (With), National Aeronautics and Administration (Contribution by)
Tells the story of a NASA research pilot who logged over 11,000 flight hours in more then 125 types of aircraft. Gives the reader fascinating first-hand descriptions of his early naval flight training, carrier operations, and his research flying career with NASA and its predecessor agency, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).
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Mr. Mallick has done a superb job in giving his personal account of a career spanning the true golden age of flight test. He keeps the subject on task and writes in a very engaging style. The numerous photographs are welcomed throughout the narrative and he is very respectful of his colleagues, some of whom were very arrogant and would not own up to their own mistakes. He puts NASA and his experiences in a positive light. Very highly recommended for any airplane buffs.