747 Creating the World's First Jumbo Jet and Other Adventures from a Life in Aviation

ISBN-10: 0060882425
ISBN-13: 9780060882426
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Description: 747 is the thrilling story behind "the Queen of the Skies"-the Boeing 747-as told by Joe Sutter, one of the most celebrated engineers of the twentieth century, who spearheaded its design and construction. Sutter's vivid narrative takes us back to a  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

747 is the thrilling story behind "the Queen of the Skies"-the Boeing 747-as told by Joe Sutter, one of the most celebrated engineers of the twentieth century, who spearheaded its design and construction. Sutter's vivid narrative takes us back to a time when American technology was cutting-edge and jet travel was still glamorous and new. With wit and warmth, he gives an insider's sense of the larger than life-size personalities-and the tensions-in the aeronautical world.

George J. Marrett flew 188 combat missions on the Douglas A-1 Skyraider in Vietnam and tested more than forty types of military aircraft in twenty-five years as a test pilot for the Air Force and Hughes Aircraft Company. He lives in California.Joe Sutter led the team of engineers that created the Boeing 747. He served on the Presidential Commission to investigate the Challenger explosion with Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride, and Richard Feynman. Now in his eighties, he still serves as a consultant to Boeing. He lives in Seattle.

Jay Spenser has spent a lifetime studying aviation as a museum curator at the National Air and Space Museum and the Museum of Flight, and as an aerospace industry writer. He is the co-author of 747 and lives in Seattle, Washington.

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