Rare First Signed, Numbered, Limited Centennial Edition in the original clamshell case as issued! At last re-written, reformatted with added photos, and published horizontally to allow for viewing of the astonishing and breathtaking pictures full frame. Limited to relatively few volumes which sold out from the publisher within days. Acquire it by all means, if you have the means. No aircraft ever captured the curiosity & fascination of the public like the SR-71 Blackbird. Nicknamed "The Sled" by those few who flew it, the aircraft was shrouded in secrecy from its inception. Entering the U.S. Air Force inventory in 1966, the SR-71 was the fastest, highest flying jet aircraft in the world. Now for the first time, a Blackbird pilot shares his unique experience of what it was like to fly this legend of aviation history. Through the words & photographs of retired Major Brian Shul, we enter the world of the "Sled Driver." Major Shul gives us insight on all phases of flying, including the humbling experience of simulator training, the physiological stresses of wearing a space suit for long hours, & the intensity & magic of flying 80,000 feet above the Earth's surface at 2000 miles per hour. "Sled Driver" takes the reader through riveting accounts of the rigors of initial training, the gamut of emotions experienced while flying over hostile territory, & the sheer joy of displaying the jet at some of the world's largest airshows. Illustrated with rare photographs, seen here for the first time, "Sled Driver" captures the mystique & magnificence of this most unique of all aircraft.
Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: Collectible-LikeNew. Signed by author Brian Shul with inscription to previous owner. In like new condition. Gallery One, 2003. Stated Commemorative printing 2003. Pages are clean and crisp. Boards are solid, and spine is square and tight. The dust jacket has shelf wear with small creasing on the back. Unclipped DJ. No remainder mark. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in Los Angeles. Ships from CA. Codice libro della libreria 2JR89H000K19
Descrizione libro Gallery One Publishing. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 0972268200 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN6.1479473