- ISBN/SKU: 9781591145127
- Binding: Paperback
- Era: Cold War
- Number of Pages: 288
- Subject: Aviation
- Date Available: January 2011
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As a test pilot at Hughes Aircraft for twenty years, Marrett tested the most sophisticated airborne radar and missiles ever designed for Navy and Air Force aircraft. This memoir recounts his skill as a pilot and puts readers in his cockpit during the F-15, F-16, and F-18 weapons systems flyoff, and during the firing of a Mach 3 Phoenix missile from an F-14A Tomcat at a Soviet MiG Foxbat target. Marrett relives stories of espionage, deadly crashes, and the development of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber radar. He combines the thrill of test flying with the humor and tragedy that is the everyday life of a test pilot to show how the Cold War was actually won in the skies above Southern California.
George J. Marrett is the author of three other books on aviation, including Howard Hughes and Contrails over the Mojave. He lives in Atascadero, CA.