Following his success as a Cold War Canberra pilot, Mike Brooke was dispatched to become a flying instructor at the Central Flying School in the 1970s. Following this interesting career spell, he moved on to undertake the demanding training regime at the UK's Empire Test Pilots' School in order for him to become a fully qualified experimental test pilot. Trials and Errors follows his personal journey, with its many trials and errors, during five years of experimental test flying, during which he flew a wide variety of aircraft used for a huge diversity of research and development tests. The Mike returned to ETPS to teach pilots from all over the world to become test pilots. Following on from his previous books, he continues to use his personal experiences to reveal insights into trials of the times, successes and failures, and will prove fascinating reading for any aviation enthusiast.No great mental strain then, but plenty of physical strain flying it in manual. ... because, aweek later, I walked into the Ops Room and found my nameon the programme board to fly Hunter F6A XE 587. ... Afterstartup, with the engine idling nicely and all the electricaland hydraulic systems checked I put my oxygen mask on andanbsp;...
|Title||:||Trials and Errors|
|Publisher||:||The History Press - 2015-01-15|