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Contrails over the Mojave : the golden age of jet flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base

Author: George J Marrett
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. He describes life as a space cadet experiencing 15 Gs in a human centrifuge, zero-G maneuvers in a KC-135?Vomit Comet,"  Read more...
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Marrett, George J.
Contrails over the Mojave
(DLC) 2007045302
(OCoLC)180690042
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George J Marrett
ISBN: 9781612514260 161251426X
OCLC Number: 884725952
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 230 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Don't kill yourself --
Chasing the whistle --
USAF flight school --
Defending the Golden Gate --
Cold War --
Charm school --
Space cadets --
Flight test operations --
Fighter branch --
Phantom foibles --
Metal falling from the sky.
Responsibility: George J. Marrett.
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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. He describes life as a space cadet experiencing 15 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 Opera.

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