First Jet Pilot: The Story of German Test Pilot Erich Warsitz

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On 27 August 1939, Flugkapitan Erich Warsitz became the first man to fly a jet aircraft, the Heinkel He 178 and in June of the same year he flew the first liquid-fuel rocket aircraft, the Heinkel He 176. His legendary flying skills enabled him to assist the pioneering German aircraft and engine design teams that included Wernher von Braun and Ernst Heinkel. He repeatedly risked his life extending the frontiers of aviation in speed, altitude and technology and survived many life-threatening incidents.

This book is written by Erich’s son who has used his father’s copious notes and log books that explain vividly the then halcyon days of German aviation history. Warsitz was feted by the Reich’s senior military figures such as Milch, Udet and Lucht and even Hitler keenly followed his experimental flying. Little is known of this pioneer period because of the strict secrecy which shrouded the whole project – it is a fascinating story that tells of the birth of the jet age and flight as we know it today. The book includes many unseen photographs and diagrams.

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“...vividly captures the then peaceful days of German Aviation History... Little is known of this pioneer period because of the strict secrecy which shrouded the whole project- it’s a fascinating story that tells of the birth of the jet age and flying as we know it today....filled with fascinating detail that warbird enthusiasts and pilots will certainly enjoy. “
EAA Warbirds, 05/2010

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A fascinating first-hand account of a little known chapter in aviation history. All aviation buffs and historians will enjoy it! --Forecast International (US), August 2009

A fascinating read and an invaluable insight in to the workings of pre- and wartime test flying under the Third Reich. --Military Aircraft Monthly (UK), February 2010

This book is nothing short of a gem for anyone interested in real aviation history! A thoroughly recommended read! --Pacific Wings (NZ), April 2010

More than just a good read. An historical document of inestimable value in the aviation pioneering field. --Airnews (ZA), October 2009

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