Mission to Mach 2: A Fighter Pilot's Memoir of Supersonic Flight

October 30, 2020
Mission to Mach 2: A Fighter Pilot's Memoir of Supersonic Flight

The thirty-year period that marked the advent of the supersonicjet in military aviation was a particularly dangerous one forfighter pilots. As they learned to navigate speeds up to Mach 2,discovering the performance limits and weaknesses of the aircraft,their courage and stamina were tested to the limit. This engagingmemoir relates the life story of a famed pilot who flew supersonicjets for the United States Air Force during the Cold War throughVietnam and beyond. As a test pilot, a member of the USAFThunderbirds, a fighter pilot with more than 200 combat missions inthe Vietnam War, and a Fighter Weapons School ("Top Gun") graduateand instructor, he was at the center of the most significantperiods in military aviation.