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by Peter Twiss

  • ISBN: 1902304438
  • Category: Transportation
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Author: Peter Twiss
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Grub Street Publishing (May 15, 2000)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1623 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1684 kb
  • Other: azw lrf doc txt
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 213

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Faster Than the Sun book.

Faster Than the Sun book. Faster Than the Sun: The Compelling Story of a Record-Breaking Test Pilot and WWII Navy Flyer. The name of Peter Twiss first achieved national prominence in March 1956 when, as a test pilot, he gained the World Air Speed Record in the Fairey Delta 2, flying at a speed of 1132 mph over Chichester in Sussex.

Lionel Peter Twiss OBE, DSC & Bar (23 July 1921 – 31 August 2011) was a British test pilot who holds the World Air Speed Record as the first man to fly a jet aircraft faster than 1,000 mph (1,600 km/h; 870 kn). He was born in Lindfield, Sussex a. . He was born in Lindfield, Sussex and lived with his grandmother while his parents were in India and Burma. He was the grandson of an admiral and the son of Colonel Dudley Cyril Twiss an army officer. Twiss went to school at Haywards Heath and later at Sherborne School. Start by marking Faster Than the Sun: The Compelling Story of a Record-Breaking Test Pilot as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

This autobiography of Peter Twiss, the man who flew 1000mph for the first time in history, tells the story of the record-breaking Fairey Delta

This autobiography of Peter Twiss, the man who flew 1000mph for the first time in history, tells the story of the record-breaking Fairey Delta. It describes the vast organization necessary for the record bid, the political lobbying and the almost intolerable tension when the flights failed. ISBN13:9781902304434. Release Date:September 2008.

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This autobiography of Peter Twiss, the man who flew 1000mph for the first time in history, tells the story of the record-breaking Fairey Delta. It describes the vast organization necessary for the record bid, the political lobbying and the almost intolerable tension when the flights failed.

Comments

Uranneavo Uranneavo
Were it not for the fact that Peter Twiss OBE DSC wore a pressurised suit for his record-breaking jet flights, you could almost imagine him in a leather flying jacket, goggles and a silk scarfe.
Back in the days when there was the Great in Britain, Twiss inspired a whole generation of British engineers, pilots, aviation enthusiasts and the patriotic public in general by being the first human being to outrun the rotation speed of the earth -in other words to fly so fast the sun never sets.
In his new book Faster Than The Sun, Twiss describes his time as Chief Test Pilot for Fairey Aviation Limited - a British company that still exists but now produces electronic control equipment far less glamorous than its earlier product range that included not only the Fairey Delta jet which Twiss piloted, but even a single-engined bi-plane called the Swordfish which sank the German battleship Bismark.
Twiss's book tells an accurate and exciting story of British engineering at its very best and would be an ideal trip down memory lane for those who can recall with fond memories the newspaper headlines in 1956 announcing his world speed record of 1,132 MPH. For those too young to remember, Faster Than The Sun is an informative and exciting read about a dynamic and inspiring gentleman and a world that, sadly, no longer exists.
Yayrel Yayrel
The excitement of the story of the first man to travel at 1,000 mph is almost overshadowed by the refreshing honesty and clarity of the writing.
The detail is fascinating, and the narrative is real page-turning stuff, but the lasting impression is of a modest, decent Englishman.
No ghost-writer was involved