Posts tagged Aircraft
Blackbird by James Hamilton-Paterson

The Blackbird series of aircraft, by the legendary Lockheed designer Kelly Johnson, is the subject of James Hamilton-Paterson's latest non-fiction venture into aviation.  Hamilton-Paterson tells a tale of Cold War paranoia and desperation that lead to an incredible aircraft that lived out beyond Mach 3 on the meter.  Blackbird is a worthy tribute to her designer, those brave Habu and the incredible craft they rode.

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Before The Fall by Noah Hawley

When a plane falls from the sky, it is a violent reassertion of gravity, of which, there is little escape.  We hope that it is quick and the people on board know very little, but we rarely know much about the lives of those on board.  When it is a small aircraft, those on board come under much closer scrutiny as, if it is an executive jet, they tend to be rather well off.  This is the premise of Noah Hawley's latest novel, Before The Fall.

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