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747 : creating the world's first jumbo jet and other adventures from a life in aviation

Author: Joseph F Sutter; Jay P Spenser
Publisher: New York : Smithsonian Books : Collins, [2007], 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Features the life of Joe Sutter, the aeronautical engineer who led the design and construction of the Boeing 747, and his insider's perspective of its development in the 1960s.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joseph F Sutter; Joseph F Sutter
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph F Sutter; Jay P Spenser
ISBN: 9780060882426 0060882425
OCLC Number: 144219014
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2006.
Includes index.
Description: xvi, 272 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Growing up with aviation --
University and war --
Douglas, Boeing, and the Stratocruiser --
The jet age --
I get the 747 --
A giant takes shape --
Willing to be fired --
The wing and weight crisis --
The 747 rolls out --
Into the air --
Transforming the world --
New assignments --
The Challenger disaster --
Consulting in retirement.
Other Titles: Seven forty-seven
Responsibility: Joe Sutter with Jay Spenser.

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Features the life of Joe Sutter, the aeronautical engineer who led the design and construction of the Boeing 747, and his insider's perspective of its development in the 1960s.

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