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The Resource Contrails over the Mojave : the golden age of jet flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base, George J. Marrett

Contrails over the Mojave : the golden age of jet flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base, George J. Marrett

Label
Contrails over the Mojave : the golden age of jet flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base
Title
Contrails over the Mojave
Title remainder
the golden age of jet flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base
Statement of responsibility
George J. Marrett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marrett, George J
Dewey number
623.74/60724
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL671.7
LC item number
.M33 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Airplanes, Military
  • Edwards Air Force Base (Calif.)
  • Airplanes
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
  • Airplanes, Military
  • California
  • California
  • United States
  • Fliegerhorst
  • Militärflugzeug
  • Flugzeugführer
  • Flugerprobung
  • Kalifornien
Label
Contrails over the Mojave : the golden age of jet flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base, George J. Marrett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
884725952
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 230 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612514260
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1f48250d-88db-4488-849e-535acbdd8554
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884725952
Label
Contrails over the Mojave : the golden age of jet flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base, George J. Marrett
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
884725952
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 230 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612514260
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1f48250d-88db-4488-849e-535acbdd8554
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884725952

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