Riding The Wind: A Test Pilot's Story by P AshokaRiding The Wind: A Test Pilot's Story by P Ashoka

Riding The Wind: A Test Pilot's Story

byP Ashoka

Hardcover | October 2, 2019

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The book is essentially an autobiographical narrative of the author`s experiences as a Fighter pilot and a Test pilot, spanning over his entire flying career of 50 long years, containing unique experiences of historical value. The book perforce contains technical aspects of various types of aircraft flown and tested by him; Trainers, Fighters, Bombers, Transport aircraft, Helicopters, Sailplanes, and Hang Gliders. An effort has been made to present the same in as simple a manner as possible so that even a lay reader can get a fair idea of what Fighter flying and Test flying entails. There are numerous accounts of life-threatening emergencies faced by the author as well as some uncommon dare-devilry indulged in. There is also a spattering of events other than flying, which would give the reader a flavor of the type of life and times the author has been through during his flying years.
Wg Cdr P Ashoka was born in Indore, MP in 1934. He joined National Defence Academy, Dehradun, in 1950 and after 2 years there, joined Air force Academy in Begumpet, Secunderabad in 1952 for Flying training. He was commissioned as Pilot Officer in Jan 1954, and posted to a Fighter Squadron. From 1954 to 1962, he served in vari...
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Title:Riding The Wind: A Test Pilot's StoryFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:198 pages, 9.3 × 6.31 × 0.8 inShipping dimensions:9.3 × 6.31 × 0.8 inPublished:October 2, 2019Publisher:Vij Books IndiaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9388161645

ISBN - 13:9789388161640

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The book is essentially an autobiographical narrative of the author`s experiences as a Fighter pilot and a Test pilot, spanning over his entire flying career of 50 long years, containing unique experiences of historical value. The book perforce contains technical aspects of various types of aircraft flown and tested by him; Trainers, Fighters, Bombers, Transport aircraft, Helicopters, Sailplanes, and Hang Gliders. An effort has been made to present the same in as simple a manner as possible so that even a lay reader can get a fair idea of what Fighter flying and Test flying entails. There are numerous accounts of life-threatening emergencies faced by the author as well as some uncommon dare-devilry indulged in. There is also a spattering of events other than flying, which would give the reader a flavor of the type of life and times the author has been through during his flying years.

Table of Contents

Foreword Preface Types of Aircraft Flown by the Author Acknowledgements 1. Call of the Armed Forces 2. Learning to Fly 3. The First Jet Fighter of the IAF 4. The First Transonic Jet Fighter of the IAF 5. The Smallest Transonic Jet Fighter 6. Test Pilot Training 7. Early Years as a Test Pilot 8. Aircraft and Armament Testing Unit 9. Test Flying Transport Aircraft and Gliders 10. Supersonics 11. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd Bangalore Part I 12. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd Bangalore Part II 13. Test Flying Light Aircraft My Brother Wg. Cdr. P. Gautam, MVC and bar, VM The Family