Pan Am Pioneer

Author: Sanford B. Kauffman
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
ISBN: 9780896723573
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A Manager's Memoir from Seaplane Clippers to Jumbo Jets Sanford B. Kauffman
George E. Hopkins. airport felt sorry for me, and he told me there was a meeting
room upstairs that had a big sofa I could use. So I went up there to sleep. At about
three or four in the morning I woke up and discovered a big conference going on
around me. I thought, "This is embarrassing — I'd better announce myself." So I
rose up and they were quite startled to see me. Tom Braniff was having a meeting

A Mig 15 To Freedom

Author: No Kum-Sok
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786431067
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Memoir of the Wartime North Korean Defector Who First Delivered the Secret
Fighter Jet to the Americans in 1953 No Kum-Sok, J. Roger Osterholm. Force
Base, Maryland, and retired as a major general. A native of Texas, he entered the
army in ¡943 and earned his wings in ¡944. He flew a P-38 in the European
theater and became a test pilot at Wright Field in ¡947. He was a pioneer in in-
flight refueling and was the first to fly an air refueled combat mission in Korea. In ¡
953 he won ...

Innovation And The Development Of Flight

Author: Roger D. Launius
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9780890968765
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For a useful brief history of the development of piston-driven aero engines, see
Herschel Smith, A History of Aircraft Piston Engines (Manhattan, Kans.: Sunflower
University Press, 1986). 3. Richard P. Hallion, Designers and Test Pilots (
Alexandria, Va.: Time-Life Books, 1983), ... 524. 5. James J. St. Peter, ed., The
Memoirs of Ernest C. Simpson: Aeropropulsion Pioneer (Wright-Patterson Air
Force Base, Ohio: Aero Propulsion Laboratory, Aeronautical Systems Division,
1987), pp. 9— n ...

Reconsidering A Century Of Flight

Author: Roger D. Launius
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 146962558X
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Hopkins, George E. The Airline Pilots: A Study in Elite Unionization. Cambridge,
Mass.: Harvard University Press ... Pan Am Pioneer: A Manager's Memoir from
Seaplane Clipper to Jumbo Jets. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, ... An
example of the new military history, this one on the career of General Elwood
Quesada, the wartime commander of the Ninth Air Force in Europe, the unit
charged with American fighter operations in the theater. Hurley, Alfred F. Billy
Mitchell: Crusader ...

Sky My Kingdom

Author: Hanna Reitsch
Publisher: Casemate
ISBN: 1612000576
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The Sky My Kingdom is the fascinating autobiography of the famous World War test pilot - Hanna Reitsch (March 29, 1912 - August 24, 1979).

Jet Pioneers

Author: Tim Kershaw
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752494996
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Gloster's last aircraft to enter production, the Javelin fighter, is usually described
as Richard Walker's design, and he was indeed chief designer when it was built.
But there is an intriguing reference in the unpublished memoirs of Gloster chief
inspector Basil Fielding: his list of Gloster types ends with 'The Javelin twoseater
delta wing all weather fighter designed by Mr R.W. Walker.' Alongside this there
is a pencil note by Gloster's Javelin test pilot, Wg Cdr Dickie Martin: 'Basil – 3rd
line ...

The Memoirs Of General Jean V Allard

Author: Jean Victor Allard
Publisher: Univ of British Columbia Pr
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Falcon, a version of a business jet manufactured by Dassaut for transporting
small groups of VIPs. Just after my departure, we received the famous ...
protection of our territorial waters was important. In the sixties, our country was a
pioneer as far as sonar was concerned. ... These were excellent, although less
spectacular than those of the Soviet fighter, which can very easily shoot down a
civilian aircraft, as the world learned in 1983. Nonetheless, between 1966 and
1969, it was our ...


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£9.95 2£SiV« Former BOAC navigator Eric Woods recalls the opening up of
overseas routes post WTO and flying in the York, Argonaut, Constellation and
Boeing 707 in this interesting and informative aviation memoir £9.95 Published in
... Sir Hugh Dowding triumphs in the Battle of Britain and a detailed investigation
into the contentious decision to replace him as C-in-C Fighter Command when
the battle was over £15 A former 35 Sqn Halifax pilot recalls being shot down
over Europe, ...

Air Power The Air Forces Quarterly

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This is another volume of war memoirs by one of Goering's fighter pilots — similar
in some respects to Heinz Knoke's book* reviewed in the October, 1953, issue of
Air Power, and yet sufficiently different to make it worth buying. Unlike Knoke,
Bloemertz does not give the impression that ... And we are reminded towards the
end of the book of Hitler's belief in revolutionary, untried aircraft and weapons to
win a war that was already lost. New jet fighters are received by squadrons; but
they ...