Nice detailed descriptions of the joys and challenges the pilots had when flying the world’s fastest aircraft that has ever been built to date. I referred to it as the ” Houston Center voice. While they had us on their scope albeit briefly , we were in uncontrolled airspace and normally would not talk to them unless we needed to descend into their airspace. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Very professionally, Walter spoke:

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I was introduced to the Habu when I was stationed on Okinawa in the early 80s. Nov 06, vikram chandran rated it really liked it. See soed questions about Sled Driver…. Months of physical therapy followed, enabling Shul to eventually pass a flight physical and return to active flying duty.

The click of the mic button from the back seat. There he was, with no really good view of the incredible sights before us, tasked with monitoring four different radios. When I’m doing a talk, if I don’t tell that speed check story, they run me out of town. As we were chatting Chuck Yeager was cruising majoor, ft.


Walt used to say that we lasted longer together than most marriages”. Excellent non-technical presentation of a great piece of Americana. Hardcoverpages.

The most memorable of these is Sled Driver: This happened on my first operational sortie. Apr 02, John rated it it was amazing. Tires were compounded with aluminum powder to reflect heat, and filled with inert nitrogen to prevent their combustion. My copy aled autographed, so it’s a veritable treasure. Hard to find this book. Enemy patrols were still close and looking for him, with soldiers walking to within a few yards distance, although he was unsure of his judgement and thought they were hallucinations.


If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. I was flying special ops during the end of the Vietnam war down near Cambodia. They taxied me out into the wilderness.

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Nicknamed “The Sled” by those few who flew it, the aircraft was shrouded in secrecy from its inception. And the reply, always with that same, calm, voice, with more distinct alliteration than emotion: As the pilot put it: Impressive book and the price was the best I have seen it.


Just to get a sense of what Walt majoe to contend with, I pulled the radio toggle switches and monitored briqn frequencies along with him. Excerpts are used with permission.

Two days after being released from the hospital, Shul was back flying Air Force fighter rbian aircraft. When you sit in front of a blank computer screen, you’ve got all this excitement about writing this book.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Oct 15, Kevin Goodrich rated it really liked it. You boys have a good one. We published it, designed it, did it right.

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Nicknamed “The Sled” by those few who flew it, the aircraft was shrouded in secrecy from its inception. No problem, we were happy to do it.

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