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Tex Johnston: Jet-age test pilot

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Foreword by William Randolph Hearst, Jr. One of America's most daring and accomplished test pilots, Johnston helped develop the jet age at Bell Aircraft and Boeing. At Bell, he tested the XS-1, and at Boeing the XB-47 (the first six-jet engine bomber), the XB-52 bomber, and the 707 series of jets -- including a famous barrel-roll above a crowd gathered for the Gold Cup Hyd ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published December 17th 2000 by Smithsonian Books (first published May 1st 1991)
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Jim
Jan 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Did you know that Tex rolled a Boeing 707 in front of thousands of people during it's FIRST public flight. Did I mention the plane was full of reporters? Read this book and you'll hear about that and other amazing stories.
Bruce Baker
Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The inside story of his career and life as a test pilot. Light of stories and details but a good read.
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