Beginning with a harrowing, record setting flight in Howard Hughes'
final aircraft design, the author relates his life as a test pilot.
He couples episodes bordering on catastrophic to comical; rising
from a fatherless street kid to become Chief Experimental Test
Pilot and Supervisor of Flight Test for a major U.S. turbine engine
company. Escapades of military flight school, fighters, bombers,
transports, helicopters, air/sea rescue, marriage, barnstorming,
test operations in dozens of aircraft models from Ephesus to
Australia ... and 295 failures to the ground, land him an early
understanding that spiritual matters are of major importance in
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