Air Show Jets

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LernerClassroom, Sep 1, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Air show jets power through the sky in tight formation. Engines roar as the jets twist and dive, just inches apart. Then the jets peel apart, spewing trails of colored smoke behind them to leave patterns in the air. Flying these jets requires incredible concentration and precision. Pilots have been thrilling fans and testing the limits of their machines since the early days of aviation. In this book, you will discover: how air shows and demo teams have evolved; what dangers pilots face during every maneuver; how pilots achieve their closely synchronized flight maneuvers; and what it takes to be an air show jet pilot.
 

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Contents

What Are Air Show Jets?
4
Air Show Jet History
6
Air Show Jet Culture
18
Air Show Jets Gallery
34
GlossarySelected BibliographyFurther ReadingWebsites
46
Index
47
About the AuthorAbout the ConsultantsPhoto Acknowledgments
48
Back Cover
50
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Matt Doeden received a BA in journalism from Mankato State University. After graduating, he worked as a sports writer for the Mankato newspaper, and then as an editor with a small children's publisher called Capstone Press. In 2003, he became a freelance writer and editor. He has written and edited hundreds of books on numerous topics including cars, sports, airplanes, geography, science, and math.

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