An exciting new book on championship precision aerobatic third-dimension (3-D) flight, written by the nationally famous three-time winner of America's most coveted precision aerobatic airmanship trophies--the Colonel Joe Mackey and AAA awards.
||14 x 21 x 1 cm
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||MODERN AIRCRAFT SERIES
||Sports Car Press
Each intricate aerobatic flight maneuver is covered in this new book, from the simple ’inside loop'' to the difficult ’square outside loop,’ sectional rolls, ’Yankee Doodle loop,’ and others.
Each maneuver is explained and illustrated in easy-to-understand non-technical terms. Proper precautions, possible errors and practice suggestions are given.
Krier's aviation background dates back to 1939 when he joined the U.S. Air Corps and served during World War II as a flight engineer on Uncle Sam's four-engined Boeing B-17's. He learned to fly in 1945 at Garden City, Kansas. After obtaining an FAA pilot's license, as well as an aircraft and engine mechanic license, he built up an experimental clipped-wing Cub and powered it with an 85-horsepower engine. With the sport wing Cub monoplane, he spent hours practicing aerobatic flying in the skies over the vast open plains of his native Kansas.
Later, he acquired a Great Lakes 2 T-1-A trainer--a trim 1931 model swept-wing bi-plane which he and his brother, Larry, completely rebuilt and modified for precision aerobatic (3-D) flight. This was followed with hours of exacting test-flying for perfect balance and controllability, changes in wings and tailrigging and design ; but it has paid off for Harold Krier. To-day, the Krier ’Great Lakes Special’ is acclaimed by the nation's air experts as the finest special-purpose aerobatic aircraft ever produced in the U.S.A. Its flashing red and white swept-wings, with Harold Krier at the controls, has captured every major sport flying precision airmanship award in this country over the past four years and the national championship and Mackey Trophy.