Jet Blast And The Hand Of Fate

by John Ackroyd

A$80.30
list: A$95.00 - save 15%

Outside Australia? Tax free price AUD$73.00 currency converter

Availability: Usually dispatched within 48 hours read more

add to shopping cart

Or call (02) 8213-9373 to order by telephone
Quote order code JET

ask us a question about this product

Jet Blast And The Hand Of Fate - Front Cover

Front Cover

Front Cover

Rear Cover

Rear Cover

description

John Ackroyd, design engineer extraordinaire, has been a key man in a mad mix of land speed and long distance balloon record attempts, including the first supersonic land speed record.

John's book gives a fantastic insight into the frustrations, tragedies and triumphs of record breaking. He describes battles against the odds, the constraints of time and money and the often strange intervention of fate.

Project Thrust, Virgin Atlantic, Pacific and Global balloons, Earthwinds, Thrust SSC, Spirit of America, rocket motorcycle, rocket dragster, wheel-driven record breakers and water speed attempts are all here.

The personalities and places are brought to life by intimate and dramatic photographs which capture the determination and the moments of glory.

The story is told by the man who, armed with nothing more than a sharp pencil, a huge drawing board and a sense of adventure, provided solutions, innovations, design answers and real problem solving which were major contributions to the record breaking achievements on land, sea and air in the last quarter of the 20th Century.

Contents:
• Out of India
• Into the Melting Pot
• Stepping Stones
• Project Thrust
• Landspeed Victory
• Rock Bottom and Back
• Out of the Blue
• Pacific Flyer
• Earthwinds Balloon
• Landspeed Revival
• Virgin Global to Hi Flyer
• Lucky Escapes
• Down in the Sahara
• Supersonic on Land
• Balloon Around the World
• Rocket Science
• Unfinished Business
• Inspiration for the Future

product details

  • Publisher: Redline Books
  • ISBN: 0954435788 (0-954-43578-8)
  • ISBN-13: 9780954435783 (978-0-954-43578-3)
  • Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
  • Date Published: 2007

shipping

Shipping: Due to weight, a surcharge applies only to International shipments (2) read more

Within Australia there is a flat delivery charge of A$9.95 per order (any number of items).

categories

reviews and comments

The Computer Outpost does not endorse, recommend or sponsor any guest product reviews and comments.

As this is a family friendly page, The Computer Outpost reserves the right to remove reviews and comments that it considers to be offensive, derogatory or otherwise inappropriate. The Computer Outpost may also remove reviews and comments that it considers to be misleading or deceptive.

email exclusives

Get new releases, special offers and more sent right to your inbox.

back to top