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Contrails Over the Mojave: The Golden Age of Jet Flight Testing at Edwards Air Force Base by [Marrett , George  J.]
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George Marrett has done it again! Contrails over the Mojave: The Golden Age of Jet Flight Testing at Edwards Air Force Base is a must have book for every lover of aviation. Marrett writes as well as he flew, which is to say with authority, accuracy, punch and color! The wonderful thing about Marrett is the amazing way he puts you in the cockpit of a complex Mach 2 aircraft and makes you understand just how far he is pushing the envelope. He peals back the layers of his fellow test pilot s personalities, exposing them as they really were: dedicated, fearless scientists, always ready to push the envelope, but doing it the right way the Edwards way. --Col. Walter J. Boyne, USAF (Ret.) Author of the Smithsonian Book of Flight, former Director of the Smithsonian s National Air & Space Museum and a Member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame

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In Contrails over the Mojave George Marrett takes off where Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff ended in 1963. Marrett started the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB only two weeks after the school's commander, Col. Chuck Yeager, ejected from a Lockheed NF-104 trying to set a world altitude record. Marrett describes life as a space cadet experiencing fifteen Gs in a human centrifuge, zero-G maneuvers in a KC-135 "Vomit Comet," and a flight to 80,000 feet in the F-104A Starfighter. After graduating from Yeager's "Charm School," he was assigned to the Fighter Branch of Flight Test Operations, where he flew the latest fighter aircraft and chased other test aircraft as they set world speed and altitude records.

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  • File Size: 3680 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1591145112
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (July 15, 2014)
  • Publication Date: July 15, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M72WN9A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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