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More Testing Times

Test Flying in the 1980s and '90s

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The inside story of testing and flying new and historic aircraft across the 1980s and '90s ollowing his first three successful books, describing his long career as a military pilot, Mike Brooke completes the story with more tales of test flying during the 1980s and 1990s. During this period his career changed to see him take control of flying at Farnborough and then at Boscombe Down. This often hilarious memoir gives a revealing insight into military and civilian test flying of a wide range of aircraft, weapons and systems. Following on from his previous books, Brooke continues to use his personal experiences to give the reader a unique view of flight trials of the times, successes and failures, and his memoirs make fascinating reading for any aviation enthusiast. AUTHOR: Mike Brooke joined the RAF in 1962 and became a flying instructor and experimental test pilot. In 1984, after 22 years in flying appointments, he was sent to the RAF Advanced Staff College, promoted to Wing Commander, and took command of flying at RAF Farnborough. Leaving the RAF in 1994, Brooke became a test-flying consultant, retiring in 2004. In 1984, he was awarded the Air Force Cross by HM Queen Elizabeth and is a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. SELLING POINTS: Amusing first-hand flying stories brought to the reader from the cockpit Technical and historical aircraft descriptions Previously unpublished information and images from the author's personal collection This is the fourth book in Mike Brooke's hugely successful series, following A Bucket of Sunshine, Follow Me Through and Trials and Errors A Bucket of Sunshine sold 6.5k copies, including nearly 4k ebooks 43 b/w ilustrations

Product code: 9780750969857

ISBN 9780750969857
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
No. Of Pages 288
Edition UK ed.
Following his first three successful books, describing his long career as a military pilot, Mike Brooke completes the story with more tales of test flying during the 1980s and '90s.