♥ Book Title : Chuck Yeager Goes Supersonic
☯ Full Synopsis : "A biography of noted test pilot and retired Air Force brigadier general Chuck Yeager, who, in 1947, became the first pilot to officially break the sound barrier."Article| Alan W. Biermann| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1
☯ Full Synopsis : "Enhanced by more than one hundred historical photographs, chronicles the development of the Bell X-1 aircraft, the craft in which a young test pilot named Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier on October 14, 1947, detailing the development of the technolog"Article| Dominick A. Pisano| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Yeager
☯ Full Synopsis : "'The secret to my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day.'General Chuck Yeager was the fist man to fly faster than the speed of sound. He was also the World War II fighting ace who shot down a Messerschmitt jet with a prop-driven P-51 Mustang - Chuck Yeager is The Right Stuff.He first joined the US Air Force at eighteen, fresh from school, and by twenty-two had risen through the ranks on the wings of his heroic exploits dogfighting over the flak-filled skies of Nazi Europe. But it was in 1947 that Yeager achieved worldwide recognition as the first test pilot to smash the sound barrier, flying the super-secret Bell X-1 despite cracked ribs from a riding accident.This was truly the Golden Age of Aviation, the exciting leap into the supersonic era - the daredevil, death-defying days of the true winged heroes. And Chuck Yeager was there every step of the way - fighting and winning."Article| Chuck Yeager| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Chasing the Demon
☯ Full Synopsis : "NATIONAL BESTSELLER • At the end of World War II, a band of aces gathered in the Mojave Desert on a Top Secret quest to break the sound barrier–nicknamed "The Demon" by pilots. The true story of what happened in those skies has never been told. Speed. In 1947, it represented the difference between victory and annihilation. After Hiroshima, the ability to deliver a nuclear device to its target faster than one’s enemy became the singular obsession of American war planners. And so, in the earliest days of the Cold War, a highly classified program was conducted on a desolate air base in California’s Mojave Desert. Its aim: to push the envelope of flight to new frontiers. There gathered an extraordinary band of pilots, including Second World War aces Chuck Yeager and George Welch, who risked their lives flying experimental aircraft to reach Mach 1, the so-called sound barrier, which pilots called “the demon.” Shrouding the program in secrecy, the US military reluctantly revealed that the “barrier” had been broken two months later, after the story was leaked to the press. The full truth has never been fully revealed—until now. Chasing the Demon, from decorated fighter pilot and acclaimed aviation historian Dan Hampton, tells, for the first time, the extraordinary true story of mankind’s quest for Mach 1. Here, of course, is twenty-four-year-old Captain Chuck Yeager, who made history flying the futuristic Bell X-1 faster than the speed of sound on October 14, 1947. Officially Yeager was the first to achieve supersonic flight, but drawing on new interviews with survivors of the program, including Yeager’s former commander, as well as declassified files, Hampton presents evidence that a fellow American—George Welch, a daring fighter pilot who shot down a remarkable sixteen enemy aircraft during the Pacific War—met the demon first, though he was not favored to wear the laurels, as he was now a civilian test pilot and was not flying the Bell X-1. Chasing the Demon sets the race between Yeager and Welch in the context of aviation history, so that the reader can learn and appreciate their accomplishments as never before."Article| Dan Hampton| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Chuck Yeager
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♥ Book Title : Supersonic Flight
☯ Full Synopsis : "Hallion describes the basic problems of supersonic flight, looking at Geoffrey de Havilland's fatal attempt to break the sound barrier in 1946, Chuck Yeager's successful flight in 1947, and the first aircraft to reach twice the speed of sound"Article| Richard Hallion| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Press On!
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♥ Book Title : The X-planes
☯ Full Synopsis : "Describes the history and characteristics of each X-plane, explains what was learned from each experimental aircraft, and looks at future models."Article| Jay Miller| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The First Supersonic Flight
☯ Full Synopsis : "Discusses the events leading up to the breaking of the sound barrier, focusing on Chuck Yeager, one of the test pilots who risked their lives to achieve supersonic flight"Article| Richard L. Taylor| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Forever Flying
☯ Full Synopsis : "The author recounts his experiences as a fighter pilot in World War II, a test pilot, and an aerobatic pilot"Article| Robert A. Hoover| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Wingless Flight
☯ Full Synopsis : "Most lifting bodies, or "flying bathtubs" as they were called, were so ugly only an engineer could love them, and yet, what an elegant way to keep wings from burning off in supersonic flight between earth and orbit. Working in their spare time (because they couldn't initially get official permission), Dale Reed and his team of engineers demonstrated the potential of the design that led to the Space Shuttle. Wingless Flight takes us behind the scenes with just the right blend of technical information and fascinating detail (the crash of M2-F2 found new life as the opening credit for TV's "The Six Million Dollar Man"). The flying bathtub, itself, is finding new life as the proposed escape-pod for the Space Station."Article| R. Dale Reed| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The X-planes
☯ Full Synopsis : "A fascinating review of the record-breaking experimental aircraft of the future currently being built and tested by the U.S. Air Force and NASA. The X-Planes, drawing on recently declassified information, is the first comprehensive book on the experimental aircraft. 335 photos and 30 scale drawings."Article| Jay Miller| Statement ..."