Xtreme Jobs: Test Pilot, 1st Edition

  • John Hamilton Ph.D., DABT
  • Published By: A&D Xtreme
  • ISBN-10: 1629695645
  • ISBN-13: 9781629695648
  • DDC: 629.13252
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released May 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This book introduces readers to the job of test pilot. A short history of the profession is included, as are test pilots such as the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Chuck Yeager, Neil Armstrong, and their contributions to aviation and aircraft advancement. Education and training required to become a test pilot is also covered.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Pushing the Edge.
2: Experimental Test Pilots.
3: Production Test Pilots.
4: Astronaut Test Pilots.
5: The Wright Brothers.
6: Charles Lindbergh.
7: Chuck Yeager.
8: Neil Armstrong.
9: Education.
10: Test Pilot School.
11: Job Facts.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

John Hamilton

John D. Hamilton earned a M.Sc. degree at McGill University and a Ph.D. in toxicology at the University of Cincinnati. Previously Dr. Hamilton was involved with product risk assessment as a group leader in environmental toxicology and ecological risk assessment at Rohm & Haas Company. He provided modeling, risk assessment and pollution prevention support to product development teams at Rohm & Haas. He is now a Research Associate involved in research and development for S.C. Johnson Wax...Roger Sutcliffe..Contributors:.Bob Boethling, US EPA.Vincent Nabholtz, US EPA.Krzysztof M. Jop, Science Applications International Corporation.Jon Doi, Roy F. Weston, Inc..University.Michael A. Cole, University of Illinois.Larry A. Lyons and Stephen R. Vasconcellos, Betz Laboratories, Inc..