All about Glen Edwards, the U.S. Air Force test pilot who gave his name
to Edwards Air Force Base in California, with added material on his military
service in World War II and the Northop YB-49 Flying Wing and Horten nurflügel aircraft
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GLEN EDWARDS & THE FLYING WING
Edwards: The Diary of a Bomber Pilot
is now available in paperback.
The text has been updated from the 1998 Smithsonian Institution Press
hardcover, with photographs and an analysis of Jack Northrop's flawed
"Flying Wing" bomber, which killed Glen Edwards and Danny Forbes in 1949.
Also available in digital format from
Amazon stores worldwide
Apple iBooks Store
Barnes & Noble
Or a new, signed copy of the original hardcover book can be ordered from
on Amazon.com. (These are remaindered copies and may have a bit of
Edwards's story is mostly told in his own words, taken from the
diary he kept from the first day as an aviation cadet to the day before he died
in the fiery crash of the Northrop YB-49. As co-author, I introduce the
man, bridge the gaps in his diary, and explain the virtues and the drawbacks
of the planes he flies, whether as a bomber pilot in the North Africa desert or
as an Air Force test pilot at Wright Field and Muroc--now known
as Edwards Air Force Base. "Ford ... is blessed
with a splendid writing style and understands the modern Air Force,
wrote the reviewer for Air & Space magazine.
"Reading his book is a real treat." For more, go here.
Diary of a Bomber Pilot: