Not Much Of An Engineer:- An Autobiography
|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||1991|
|INSIDE:||70 b/w photographs|
Stanley Hooker joined the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1949 and tugged a rather reluctant company into the jet age, determined to give real competition to Rolls-Royce.
So successful was he that in 1966 Rolls-Royce decided the best thing to do was to spend Ã‚Â£63.6 million and buy its rival. By this time there was scarcely a single modern British aero-engine for which Hooker had not been responsible.
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" An excellent read for anyone who likes learning about the conceptual approach and the thinking of aero engine development at a time of great development in the industry. This is an engaging autobiography from a 'man in the right place at the right time' and who had the conceptual thinking that placed him at the forefront of his field. If you are passionate about aviation history this is an enjoyable read, and as action packed as a test pilot's biography. "
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Posted By: Ross Brown