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The Dangerous Skies. A Test Pilot's Adventures in Peace and War.

Air Commodore A. E. Clouston,

The author became one of the first two civilian test pilots appointed to the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough. He broke Amy Johnson's London to the Cape record and lowered the time for the round trip by five days. He broke all existing records for the London to Australia flight and London to his native New Zealand and back. These achievements in the thirties are recorded along with the authors day-to-day work as a test pilot, his early research into ice formation on aircraft, research into the use of barrage balloons as a means of defence, his offer of £1,000,000 by a Jewish syndicate if he would bomb Hitler on a ceremonial parade, and his tested methods of lighting up bombers from the sky when the Luftwaffe began night bombing.

187 pages b/w photos
hardback/ no jacket
Published by Cassell and Co. Ltd., London (1954)
220mm x 145mm

wear to cover
name & address on endpage
good condition
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