John Derry: The Story of Britains First Supersonic Pilot Brian Rivas

ISBN: 9781844259847

Published: February 1st 2011

Paperback

280 pages


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John Derry: The Story of Britains First Supersonic Pilot  by  Brian Rivas

John Derry: The Story of Britains First Supersonic Pilot by Brian Rivas
February 1st 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 280 pages | ISBN: 9781844259847 | 7.51 Mb

On 6 September 1948, John Derry became the first pilot in Britain to fly faster than the speed of sound. Exactly four years later he died tragically as his experimental prototype DH110 jet broke up in the air at the Farnborough Air Show, in full viewMoreOn 6 September 1948, John Derry became the first pilot in Britain to fly faster than the speed of sound. Exactly four years later he died tragically as his experimental prototype DH110 jet broke up in the air at the Farnborough Air Show, in full view of 120,000 spectators. In this authoritative biography, now available in paperback, the authors trace Derry’s life story and the part he played in a thrilling era of aviation.

They reveal how he became known for his brilliance as a test pilot, but was also loved and respected for his personal qualities.



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