Flight Test Book Club: The X-15 Rocket Plane, Flying the First Wings Into Space

I just found out about this book late last year and added it to my Christmas list. Well, I just finished reading it and I totally recommend picking up a copy – which means you should! I know this might sound odd, but I’m not big into engineering and numbers…odd coming from an X-plane fan, […]

X Planes 6 – Bell X-2 by Peter E. Davies

There’s one thing I always hear about the X-2 program; “There outta be a book.”

Well, we now have two X-2 books on the market. In November 2017, Osprey released X Planes 6 on the Bell X-2, by Peter E. Davies. Is it the “definitive” X-2 book? No, but it’s still a worthy effort with […]

Painting Aviation’s Legends: The Art of Mike Machat

My favorite artist (and interior decorator, lol) is Mike Machat. He recently released a book with stories behind his paintings – including many of his X Plane/Edwards AFB pieces…and more. I just finished reading the book and highly recommend you pick up a copy (available at SpecialtyPress.com).

For the Toward The Unknown fans out there, […]

Flight Test Book Club

I thought I’d start a new feature here on the blog about new & notable books that have come out about flight test and/or the X-2. I’m years and years behind, so I’ve started a bit of a list of books over on the website to start from.

The first book comes from the Netherlands […]