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ISBN:184415355X
Author: Peter Caygill
ISBN13: 978-1844153558
Title: Lightning from the Cockpit: Flying the Supersonic Legend
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ePUB size: 1215 kb
FB2 size: 1829 kb
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Language: English
Category: Transportation
Publisher: Pen and Sword; New Edition edition (March 8, 2006)
Pages: 192

Lightning from the Cockpit: Flying the Supersonic Legend by Peter Caygill



Lightning from the Cockpit book. Two are now flying in South Africa and four are being restored to flight-worthy condition in the UK. To see a Lightning take off and climb vertically until it vanishes into the sky is one of the most spectacular sights in aviation.

Peter Caygill, Previously published books include Airlife Combat Legend - Focke Wulfe FW-190, Spitfire Ms I-V, also Jet Jockeys and Spitfire Mk V in Action. The book is indeed full of facts, performance figures, development history and also narrative from the brave guys who sat in the cockpit, but for me, the Title was a slight embellishment of the books content.

Peter Caygill, Previously published books include Airlife Combat Legend - Focke Wulfe FW-190, Spitfire Ms I-V, also Jet Jockeys and Spitfire Mk V in Action. Pen & Sword Books Ltd.

Lightning from the cockpit. Flying the Supersonic Legend. Published March 2006 by Pen and Sword.

Pen & Sword Books. In the flying stories told by the pilots that flew this jet most of them praised the design and flight performances but it appeared also that handling this machine was not easy and only very experienced pilots were allowed to fly this beast. Prove was that 74 machines were lost due to in-flight emergencies. At the end of the book there is a chapter with flight reference cards, cockpit description and flight checks and a syllabus for the conversion training of the Lightning. I can imagine that pilots that flew this jet and survived are still proud that they were part of this adventurous period in the RAF air defense.

Apart from giving a comprehensive overview of the Phantom's history, this book looks particularly at the experiences of the Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm when they received a new model designed with a British Rolls-Royce turbofan instead of the original American power-plant.

The inspiration for this book came from Wing Commander Peter Desmond, a highly experienced night-fighter navigator whose long RAF flying career included testing the Phantom at A&AEE, Boscombe Down, and completing tours at Bruggen in 2ATAF and at Leuchars with 43 Squadron.

Find nearly any book by Peter Caygill. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Lightning from the Cockpit: Flying the Supersonic Legend: ISBN 9781844153558 (978-1-84415-355-8) Softcover, Pen and Sword, 2006. Meteor from the Cockpit: Britain’s First Jet Fighter. ISBN 9781848842199 (978-1-84884-219-9) Hardcover, Pen and Sword Aviation, 2011.

The English Electric Lightning was the only single-seat supersonic interceptor fighter designed and manufactured in the UK. It saw service with the RAF in the sixties and seventies and gained a worthy reputation for its speed ( in excess of Mach 2 ) and phenomenal rate of climb. It was, however, a not entirely reliable airplane and over fifty were lost during its operational career. In this book, the author has gathered together 16 personal accounts of what it was like to fly the Lightning, thrilling stories that convey the immense brute power of the machine and also it’s many pitfalls. It will enthrall the enormous following the aircraft still enjoys. Two are now flying in South Africa and four are being restored to flight-worthy condition in the UK. To see a Lightning take off and climb vertically until it vanishes into the sky is one of the most spectacular sights in aviation.
Reviews: 3
Morlurne
Lightning from the cockpit by Peter Caygall tells the story of the lightning jet from design and development and what it's like to fly with 16 pilot and there personal accounts of supersonic flying that put you in the cockpit at mach 2 and 40 thousand feet plus. Accounts of flight testing by the late Roland Beamont are also included. 185 pages and 39 photos round out the book. I enjoyed reading it!.
Wild Python
I have read several of Mr. Caygil's books and like most of them I found this one to provide enough interesting tidbits and informative nuggets to make up for the sometimes scattered organization.
Syleazahad
excellent.