Men of Power
The Lives of Rolls-Royce Chief Test Pilots Harvey and Jim Heyworth
Imprint: Pen and Sword Aviation
192 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25 in, 100 b/w photos
- March 2007
- In Stock
In 1944 Harvey's brother Jim also joined Rolls, having flown with No. 12 Squadron in Bomber Command. The story then unfolds into the development of the Trent turboprop and the Avon jet engines. Development work on a variety of test-bed aircraft was ongoing and included some weird combinations of airframe and engine.
Jim succeeded his brother as chief test pilot in 1958 and flew 82 different aircraft types. He recounts his experiences of piloting the Vulcan bomber, Lightning and the 'Flying Bedstead' VTOL test rig.
“Jackson has successfully melded the story of the Heyworth brothers’ flying careers into a nicely readable account… takes the reader though the inter-war period…” ~SpeedReaders.info