This lively account of the adventures of a well-known test pilot is accompanied by many rare photos. John Moore writes with wit, insight, and compassion as he shares his first-hand knowledge and technical expertise. Some of the near disasters Moore recounts include:
- In 1947, he landed a Bearcat aboard aircraft carrier "Philippine Sea," with an engine fire drifting into the cockpit.
- In 1951, Moore was blown over the side of aircraft carrier "Essex" after another landing aircraft collided with his aircraft.
- In 1955, while landing a Cutlass at Pax River Air Station, the forward gear collapsed causing the aircraft to veer off the runway and explode in flames.
- In 1961, during a night test flight at 18,000 feet, the flight controls failed in the Vigilante bomber Moore was piloting. The plane fell out of control nearly three miles to within 2,000 feet of the ground before he was able to right the aircraft.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)|
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This guy was given every "wierd" airplane in the US Navy. The fact he survived to tell his tale is testiment to his aviation abilities. Rubber deck carrier quals... The Gutless Cutlass... I would have not had the courage to fly any of them. As per a former Marine Corps Aviator.