Fly Fast-- Sin Boldly
Flying, Spying & SurvivingBook - 2000
Lear. Unmistakably one of the most famous family names in the history of aviation. Now Bill Lear, Jr., son of LearJet creator William P. Lear, Sr., presents his amazing life story in "Fly Fast... Sin Boldly". Bill's memoir is an incredible tale of life-long risks as an aviator and daredevil in what has recently become one of the fastest growing spectator events in the world, air racing. Bill still holds the record as the youngest (age 17) to have flown the famous WWII Lockheed P-38 Fighter. He was an innovator and performer at airshows throughout the country performing low-level aerobatics. His story includes military heroics, a mid-air collision and an incredible bailout, to tales of the development of the Learjet, the ill-fated LearFan, and dangerous undercover cloak-and-dagger assignments on behalf of his country. In the foreword, former Lockheed Chief Experimental Test Pilot, Tony Levier, calls Bill's experiences "A life on the edge". "Fly Fast...Sin Boldly" is a classic for avaitors and non-aviators alike. According to Bill, now age 72, "I owe it all to great genes, an innate ability to fly airplanes, lotsa great wives (some of whom were mine), a fabulous wife (my present and Last one), many, many incredible friends, an infallible memory, my Russian friend Mr. Smirnoff, and lastly my dear departed Daddy who made many things possible for all of us".
Publisher: Lenexa, KS : Addax Pub. Group, c2000
Branch Call Number: 629.13 L477a 2000
Characteristics: 475 p. : ill. ; 24 cm