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Hardcover Speed: The Life of a Test Pilot and Birth of an American Icon Book

ISBN: 1640122680

ISBN13: 9781640122680

Speed: The Life of a Test Pilot and Birth of an American Icon

On December 22, 1964, at a small, closely guarded airstrip in the desert town of Palmdale, California, Lockheed test pilot Bob Gilliland stepped into a strange-looking aircraft and roared into aviation history. Developed at the super-secret Skunk Works, the SR-71 Blackbird was a technological marvel. In fact, more than a half century later, the Mach 3-plus titanium wonder, designed by Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson, remains the world's fastest jet. It...

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