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Tex Johnston

Tex Johnston

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Written by A. M. "Tex" JohnstonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by A. M.

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 274 pages
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books
  • On Sale: December 17, 2000
  • Price: $17.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-56098-931-8 (1-56098-931-9)
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One of America’s most daring and accomplished test pilots, Tex Johnston flew the first US jet airplanes and, in a career spanning the 1930s through the 1970s, helped create the jet age at such pioneering aerospace companies as Bell Aircraft and Boeing.

“There seem to be two Tex Johnstons: the one who became legendary in 1955 for performing two barrel rolls with the Boeing 707 prototype . . . and the man who brought to flight testing a far more meticulous approach than had ever been used before. . . . Johnston is of the barnstorming generation . . . [and] in his memoir’s best moments you can smell the oil on the grass.”–Air & Space

“Fascinating reading.”–Aerospace