By J. David Eagles
After flying education with the U.S. military and Australian Fleet Air Arm, he settled into Fleet Air Arm fighter pilot existence. He stepped forward via Naval try Pilot tasks – the place he used to be pressured to eject from a Buccaneer in the course of catapult release trials – ahead of becoming a member of British Aerospace and taking part in a big half within the cockpit layout and flight-testing of the RAF’s first fly-by-wire and swing-wing airplane, the Panavia twister. His different stories contain ditching a Firefly into the ocean and the close to lack of the 1st British twister prototype after a fowl strike. ultimately, after 6,000 flying hours in sixty types of plane, Eagles accomplished his occupation through making the 1st flight of the EAP, the expertise demonstrator for the hot Eurofighter Typhoon.
Vividly illustrated with pictures, records and plans, this can be a interesting memoir of naval-flying and test-flying a few of the world’s so much iconic fighters.
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Testing Tornado: Cold War Naval Fighter Pilot to BAe Chief Test Pilot by J. David Eagles