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The autobiography of the Fairey Aviation test pilot and Naval fighter pilot who broke the World Air Speed Record in 1956. This autobiography of Peter Twiss, the man who flew 1000mph for the first time in history, tells the story of the record-breaking Fairey Delta. It describes the vast organization necessary for the record bid, the political lobbying, and the almost intolerable tension when the flights failed. Faster Than the Sun is also a compelling account of Twiss's wartime experiences as a Fleet Air Arm pilot who saw action in Fulmars over the convoys to Malta, in Seafires during the…mehr

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Produktbeschreibung
The autobiography of the Fairey Aviation test pilot and Naval fighter pilot who broke the World Air Speed Record in 1956. This autobiography of Peter Twiss, the man who flew 1000mph for the first time in history, tells the story of the record-breaking Fairey Delta. It describes the vast organization necessary for the record bid, the political lobbying, and the almost intolerable tension when the flights failed. Faster Than the Sun is also a compelling account of Twiss's wartime experiences as a Fleet Air Arm pilot who saw action in Fulmars over the convoys to Malta, in Seafires during the Operation Torch landings in Africa, and as a night fighter flying Mosquitoes. It is an epic account of daring, determination, and dedication-straight from the cockpit.
Autorenporträt
The name of Peter Twiss first achieved national prominence in March 1956 when, as a test pilot, he gained the World Air Speed Record in the Fairey Delta 2, flying at a speed of 1132 mph over Chichester in Sussex. Seventeen years earlier, in 1939, he had joined the Fleet Air Arm to serve his country in war, seeing action in Fulmars over the convoys to Malta in June 1942, in Seafires during the Operation Torch landings in NW Africa, and as a night fighter flying Mosquitoes.