Tex Johnston: Jet-Age Test Pilot (Paperback)

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One of America's most daring and accomplished test pilots, Tex Johnston flew the first US jet airplanes and, in a career spanning the 1930s through the 1970s, helped create the jet age at such pioneering aersospace companies as Bell Aircraft and Boeing.

About the Author


A. M. "Tex" Johnston was a test pilot for Bell Aircraft and Boeing.

Praise For…


“There seem to be two Tex Johnstons: the one who became legendary in 1955 for performing two barrel rolls with the Boeing 707 prototype . . . and the man who brought to flight testing a far more meticulous approach than had ever been used before. . . . Johnston is of the barnstorming generation . . . [and] in his memoir’s best moments you can smell the oil on the grass.”—Air & Space

“Fascinating reading.”—Aerospace


Product Details
ISBN: 9781560989318
ISBN-10: 1560989319
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Publication Date: December 17th, 2000
Pages: 320
Language: English