by Fitz Fulton
Father of the Mother Planes: The Story of USAF and NASA Test Pilot Lt. Col. Fitzhugh L. “Fitz” Fulton, Jr.” (Fitz Fulton, edited by Mike Machat)
If you’ve never heard of Fitz Fulton, his autobiography will bring you up to speed. This 270-page book covers the flying career of a test pilot who flew 235 different types of aircraft, such as the SR-71, YF-12, XB-70, B-58, B-52 (all 8 production variants, plus the XB-52, YB-52, and NB-52A and B), B-47, B-36…did I mention the Concorde? About the only exotic craft he didn’t fly were the X-1, X-2, X-15, and the space shuttle; but he did fly the NB-29, EB-50D, NB-52, and 747’s carrying them!
These are Fulton’s stories in his own words, with no false bravado.