Fighter Pilot's Heaven

Flight Testing the Early Jets
Author: Donald S. Lopez
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588343626
Category: History
Page: 256
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Fighter Pilot's Heaven presents the dramatic inside story of the American military's transition into the jet age, as told by a flyer whose life depended on its success. With colorful anecdotes about fellow pilots as well as precise technical information, Donald S. Lopez describes how it was to be “behind the stick” as a test pilot from 1945 to 1950, when the U.S. military was shifting from war to peacetime operations and from propeller to jet aircraft. An ace pilot who had served with Gen. Claire Chennault's Flying Tiger Fighter Group, Lopez was assigned at the close of World War II to the elite Proof Test Group of the Air Proving Ground Command. Located at Eglin Field (later Eglin Air Force Base) in Florida, the group determined the operational suitability of Air Force weapons systems and aircraft and tested the first operational jet, the P-80 Shooting Star. Jet fighters required new techniques, tactics, and weaponry. Lopez recounts historic test flights in the P-59, P-80, and P-84, among other planes, describing complex combat maneuvers, hair-raising landings in unusual positions, and disastrous crashes and near crashes. This memoir is peppered with lively accounts of many pilots and their colleagues, revealing how airmen coped with both exhilarating successes and sometimes tragic failures.

FIGHTER PILOTS HEAVEN PB


Author: Lopez Ds
Publisher: Smithsonian
ISBN: 1560989165
Category: History
Page: 223
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Fighter Pilot's Heaven presents the dramatic inside story of the American military's transition into the jet age, as told by a flyer whose life depended on its success. With colorful anecdotes about fellow pilots as well as precise technical information, Donald S. Lopez describes how it was to be “behind the stick” as a test pilot from 1945 to 1950, when the U.S. military was shifting from war to peacetime operations and from propeller to jet aircraft. An ace pilot who had served with Gen. Claire Chennault's Flying Tiger Fighter Group, Lopez was assigned at the close of World War II to the elite Proof Test Group of the Air Proving Ground Command. Located at Eglin Field (later Eglin Air Force Base) in Florida, the group determined the operational suitability of Air Force weapons systems and aircraft and tested the first operational jet, the P-80 Shooting Star. Jet fighters required new techniques, tactics, and weaponry. Lopez recounts historic test flights in the P-59, P-80, and P-84, among other planes, describing complex combat maneuvers, hair-raising landings in unusual positions, and disastrous crashes and near crashes. This memoir is peppered with lively accounts of many pilots and their colleagues, revealing how airmen coped with both exhilarating successes and sometimes tragic failures.

Fighter Pilot's Heaven

Flight Testing the Early Jets
Author: Donald S. Lopez
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 223
View: 3422
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Fighter Pilot's Heaven presents the dramatic inside story of the American military's transition into the jet age, as told by a flyer whose life depended on its success. With colorful anecdotes about fellow pilots as well as precise technical information, Donald S. Lopez describes how it was to be "behind the stick" as a test pilot from 1945 to 1950, when the U.S. military was shifting from war to peacetime operations and from propeller to jet aircraft. An ace pilot who had served with Gen. Claire Chennault's Flying Tiger Fighter Group, Lopez was assigned at the close of World War II to the elite Proof Test Group of the Air Proving Ground Command. Located at Eglin Field (later Eglin Air Force Base) in Florida, the group determined the operational suitability of Air Force weapons systems and aircraft and tested the first operational jet, the P-80 Shooting Star. Jet fighters required new techniques, tactics, and weaponry. Lopez recounts historic test flights in the P-59, P-80, and P-84, among other planes, describing complex combat maneuvers, hair-raising landings in unusual positions, and disastrous crashes and near crashes. This memoir is peppered with lively accounts of many pilots and their colleagues, revealing how airmen coped with both exhilarating successes and sometimes tragic failures.

Heaven Next Stop

A Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot at War
Author: Gunther Bloemertz
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780750920544
Category: Fighter pilots
Page: 189
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Gunther Bloemertz was one of the legendary Abbeville Boys of Jagdgeschwader 26 who flew Focke Wulf Fe190 day fighters from their base in Northern France. He describes life and death on the squadron, his fellow pilots and their almost daily duels with RAF Spitfires and USAAF Flying Fortresses, fought at both ground level and in the stratosphere over the Pas de Calais. Following the D-Day landings, his Gesdchwader was eventually forced to retreat into Germany in August 1944 from where they fought an increasingly desperate battle against the Allied massed bomber streams.

Coalition Air Warfare in the Korean War, 1950 1953

Proceedings Air Force Historical Foundation Symposium, Andrews AFB, Maryland May 7-8, 2002
Author: Jacob Neufeld,George M. Watson
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160753671
Category: History
Page: 361
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Paper, discusses paper as a material, the different manufacturing and processing techniques, historical uses, current uses, an explanation of the harmful effects on the environment, and how to reuse and recycle paper. Additionally, this title features a table of contents, glossary, index, color photographs, diagrams, recycling sidebars, statistics, and recommended websites for further exploration.

Scrappy

Memoir of a U.S. Fighter Pilot in Korea and Vietnam
Author: Howard C. “Scrappy” Johnson,Ian A. O’Connor
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786454983
Category: History
Page: 280
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From World War II to high above the Earth to Vietnam, this memoir tells the story of fighter pilot Howard C. “Scrappy” Johnson. Beginning with his early years in Knoxville, Tennessee, the book follows Johnson through his career at the University of Louisville and his enlistment as an Air Force cadet at the onset of World War II. After World War II, Johnson served a tour of duty in the skies over Korea and in 1958 broke the world’s altitude record by over 14,000 feet, soaring at 91,249 feet in his F–104A Starfighter. For this remarkable feat he was awarded the Collier Trophy, aviation’s highest honor. In Vietnam, he was director of operations for the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing and was instrumental in founding the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots, a group dedicated to the remembrance of fallen and captured airmen. Written with panache, this work records the bigger-than-life adventures of one of America’s finest.

The Paths Of Heaven: The Evolution Of Airpower Theory: The School Of Advanced Airpower Studies


Author: Philip S. Meilinger
Publisher: Lancer Publishers
ISBN: 9788170622826
Category: Air power
Page: 680
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Barbarossa and the Retreat to Moscow

Recollections of Soviet Fighter Pilots on the Eastern Front
Author: Artem Drabkin
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473812097
Category: History
Page: 158
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The onset of war in the summer of 1941 was a disaster for the Soviet Air Force. In a few weeks, faced by the onslaught of the Luftwaffe, most of the Soviet frontline aircraft were destroyed, and the casualty rate among the pilots was cripplingly high. Yet the surviving few gained precious battle experience and they formed the core of the fighter force that turned the tables on the Germans and eventually won air superiority over the Eastern Front. Many of these Soviet pilots are still alive today and in this book they vividly recall the air battles of 60 years ago.

Encyclopedia of Flight: Stabilizers - Ferdinand von Zeppelin


Author: Tracy Irons-Georges
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587650499
Category: Transportation
Page: 899
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... The 'Encyclopedia of Flight' bridges the gap between theoretical concepts and practical applications, between scientific information and historical issues ... This ... three-volume work provides information about animal and human-made flight in a way that is accessible to high school and undergraduate students, general readers, and aviation enthusiasts. It examines a wide range of topics, from birds and balloons to jets and spacecraft ...

Fighter Pilot

The First American Ace of World War II
Author: William R. Dunn
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813146097
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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In 1939, a young American named William R. Dunn crossed the Canadian border with the intention of voluntering for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Winding up in the infantry instead, he was later transferred to the RCAF and was the first pilot in the famous Eagle Squadron of American volunteers to shoot down an enemy aircraft. He later became the first American ace of the war.

La batalla por los puentes

Arnhem 1944. La última victoria alemana en la segunda guerra mundial
Author: Antony Beevor
Publisher: Editorial Crítica
ISBN: 8491990372
Category: History
Page: N.A
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En septiembre de 1944 las tropas aliadas avanzaban por Holanda y se disponían a cruzar el Rin para invadir Alemania; pero el desastre de Arnhem, la última victoria alemana, iba a alargar el conflicto más allá de lo previsto. Basándose en una amplísima documentación, que se utiliza aquí por primera vez, Antony Beevor no solo reconstruye la verdad de lo sucedido -muy distinta a lo que contaron hace unos años una versión novelada y una película- sino que el hecho de disponer de diarios y de testimonios personales le permite revivir la verdad de la guerra, a través de las experiencias individuales de los soldados en el combate o del relato de los sufrimientos de los habitantes de Arnhem, sometidos tres veces al pillaje y masacrados por los alemanes. Beevor muestra aquí, no solo su conocimiento de la guerra, sino su maestría de gran narrador.

American Modeler

The Best in Model Planes, Radio Control, Model Boats
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aeronautics
Page: N.A
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Aces, warriors & wingmen

firsthand accounts of Canada's fighter pilots in the Second World War
Author: Wayne Ralph
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470835906
Category: History
Page: 272
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A celebration and a tribute to the warriors of the air who as young men served their country with unselfish devotion. Hear their words. Join these young Canadians in combat. AN EXCERPT FROM THE ACCOUNT OF GROUP CAPTAIN RAYNE SCHULTZ, 410 SQUADRON. It was heading home very fast, a Junkers 188, in thin cloud, well out over the North Sea. We hit it badly, and it was flaming, two-three hundred yards [of] flames streaming behind... my navigator, being a serious-minded individual said, "Let's get in closer and take a good look at it, as it is a different type of aircraft and I can report on it when we get down." So I closed in, which was the stupidest thing I ever did.... The mid-upper gunner was not dead; he was sitting inside of the flames. The next thing I saw the gun traversing down toward us. I broke as fast as I could, but he put forty to forty-four 13mm cannon shells into us. I had pistons blown out of one engine and the constant speed unit blown out in the other. We were going to bail out! We jettisoned the door and the navigator was halfway out when the chap came back from the Ground Control Intercept (GCI) and said, "There is a Force 9 to 10 sea and we will never be able [to rescue] you." So we brought that aircraft back to Bradwell Bay and I can tell you it near flew again. My navigator was wounded, bleeding from the face. I could see the engines running red hot, one was actually running on molten metal... the whole thing glowing inside. The air bottles were shot away and I had no brakes for landing. The Mosquito was in ribbons.

Heaven on Earth

Realizing the Good Life Now
Author: Joshua Graves,Chris Seidman
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426759908
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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So often, our view of the good life is the busy, exhausted, driven, and unhappy life. But what if there was a different way to live--now, not when we get to heaven, but now? A short list of “blessings” called the Beatitudes is Jesus’ declaration of what “the good life” is, and an invitation to immerse ourselves in it. If we understand the Beatitudes, we realize they are less about what we do and more about what God is doing--what God values, how he operates, and what’s he’s up to in our (actually his) world. Authors Seidman and Graves offer a practical guide to changing our course to realize the good life now.

Black Diamond: the Commander


Author: Anthony Scheiber
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469757435
Category: Fiction
Page: 536
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Black Diamond: The Commander is the exciting, fast paced story of Michael Thomas Striker, a rugged young military officer falsely accused of murdering a senior official admidst the smoldering battlefields of Mars. Just as his sentence is being levied, his courageous band of commandos rescue him from the clutches of a justice system gone terribly wrong. While making his escape through the treacherous dangers of the asteroid belt, the Commander is enlisted to become the next guardian of a mysterious gemstone, the royal symbol of a powerful alien civilization ruling an entire quadrant of star systems at the center of the galaxy. When the Commander learns his beloved has been kidnapped by pirates, he and his elite commando team, the Cobra Squadron, battle their way across the solar system to face a ruthless pirate warlord invulnerable in an underground fortress hidden deep below Jupiter's inhospitable surface. Black Diamond: The Commander delivers the ultimate rescue adventure filled with heroism, suspense, high tech driven intrigue, and spine tingling action every perilous step of the way!

The Coldest Assassin: in Heaven or Hell


Author: Henri Jah Marquis
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781477275955
Category: Fiction
Page: 622
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In the pitch black warehouse the four officers fears escalated tenfold as they fumbled through the dark, stumbled over tables and chairs, and commanded each other to stay close. Miyuki and Minatsu saw their every move through their Israeli made night vision goggles and didn't vacillate on the first two to kill. Picking out their prey like a lioness does a lagging gazelle, they quickly weaved through the dark. Minatsu struck first slicing through the air until her razor sharp Samurai sword connected with flesh and beheading her foe. Seconds later Miyuki followed, slicing through the lanky cop as if he were paper thin. No time was given to the remaining two, death was forthcoming and swift. Calm and chaotically seductive...beautiful, and then there were none. The Red Dragon Twins retreated, once again as myths into the awaiting night.

Save Me a Place in Heaven


Author: Jerry Deriso
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469119455
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 354
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His fathers death prompted him to preserve his family memories for his descendents, but the writing quickly grew into a life essay on farm life, Southern cooking, dogs, small-town life in the 1950s, and the demise of our current culture. The book is written in the authors voice and evokes feelings of Sams, Grizzard, and Rooney. He believes our culture is being slowly destroyed from within by small dogs, cats, bad barbecue, kudzu, fat-free ice cream, cell phones, e-mail, the Internet, childproof lids, hard plastic security packaging, iPods, video players in automobiles, kids not being raised right, rudeness, fast food, moms who dont cook, high school graduates who cant read, long-winded preachers, the disappearance of real Southern cooking, and the popularity of instant grits, Diet Pepsi, and unsweetened tea. His familys history is a goldmine of great food, quirky characters, outlandish actions, and bodacious behavior; he has mined it shamelessly and offers no apologies.

War Heaven


Author: Mack Maloney
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
ISBN: 1612321569
Category: Fiction
Page: 477
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New Heavens

My Life As a Fighter Pilot and a Founder of the Israel Air Force
Author: Boris Senior
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612342590
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 273
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The origins of Israeli air power.

Fighter Pilot

Mis-Adventures beyond the sound barrier with an Australian Top Gun
Author: Mac 'Serge' Tucker
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743318707
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 370
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Sit down and strap yourself in for an exhilarating ride to the sound barrier and beyond with a real life Topgun!