Jack Ridley

Jack Ridley

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jackie L. "Jack" Ridley was a colonel in the United States Air Force and a noted test pilot who worked with Chuck Yeager. Ridley received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1939 and his Master's degree in aerospace engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1945. Having served in the army before graduate school, he was assigned to the Flight Test Division at Wright Field and attended Experimental Test Pilot School from January through May 1946. Ridley was then assigned to the XS-1 project as a test pilot and project officer at Muroc Army Air Field, where he remained until May 1948. Fifteen months later, he was permanently assigned as chief of the Flight Test Engineering Laboratory at Edwards Air Force Base. Jack Ridley was born in Garvin, Oklahoma, not long after the aeroplane had made its first hesitant appearance on the world's stage
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Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135769561
  • 9786135769562