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Author: Jeffrey Quill
ISBN: 029596152X
Subcategory: Military
Publisher Univ of Washington Pr (September 1, 1984)
Language English
Category: History
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Spitfire - A Test Pilot's Story book. A superb read for anyone interested in the development of the Spitfire, as Quill delivers the right level of technical detail, not too vague and not too nerdy, to give added depth to what could otherwise be quite routine and repetitive.

An exceptional test pilot, Jeffrey Quill took charge of some of the most important military aircraft of his time . It's not surprising that Geoffrey Quill would become a superb test pilot

An exceptional test pilot, Jeffrey Quill took charge of some of the most important military aircraft of his time an. It's not surprising that Geoffrey Quill would become a superb test pilot. As a a precocious Royal Air Force junior officer he'd taken any number of chances, especially flying in frequently-awful conditions to obtain weather data. On leaving the RAF, he went to Vickers' Supermarine division--and became intensely involved with developing the Spitfire prototype into a front-line fighter.

item 1 Spitfire: A Test Pilot's Story by Quill, Jeffrey Paperback Book The Cheap Fast -Spitfire: A Test Pilot's Story by Quill, Jeffrey Paperback Book The Cheap Fast. item 2 Spitfire: a test pilot's story by Jeffrey Quill (Paperback) Fast and FREE P & P -Spitfire: a test pilot's story by Jeffrey Quill (Paperback) Fast and FREE P & P. £. 4. Starting with the Royal Air Force in the 1930s, as the prospect of a war became more likely, Jeffrey Quill became a test pilot at Vickers and Supermarine and was in charge of the Spitfire in its experimental stage. This book describes the aircraft's history and the author's combat experiences.

Jeffrey Quill, Supermarine chief test pilot, standing in front of the Attacker .

Jeffrey Quill, Supermarine chief test pilot, standing in front of the Attacker prototype. Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, QBE AFC FRAeS was born on the 1 February 1913 and–Born 1/2/1913 in Littlehampton, Sussex, as the youngest of five children. He was educated at Lancing College, which overlooks Shoreham Airport. Although Quill took his test pilot duties at Vickers very seriously, he found the work at Supermarine infinitely more inspiring. Jeffrey Quill’s long association with the Spitfire began when, aged 23, he made his first flight in the prototype K5054 on 26 March 1936 – Mutt Summers having made the maiden flight three weeks earlier.

Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, OBE, AFC, FRAeS (1 February 1913 – 20 February 1996) was a British test pilot who served on secondment with the Royal Air Force and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War. He was also the second man to fl. . He was also the second man to fly the Supermarine Spitfire after Vickers Aviation's chief test pilot, Joseph "Mutt" Summers. After succeeding Summers as Vickers' chief test pilot, Quill test-flew every mark of Spitfire.

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In his book Spitfire - A test Pilots Story, Jeffrey Quill, the principle development pilot for the Spitfire at.

In his book Spitfire - A test Pilots Story, Jeffrey Quill, the principle development pilot for the Spitfire at Vickers Supermarine, admits that in the main, the improvements made to the Spitfire across World war Two and beyond came about due to improvements made by Rolls-Royce to the Merlin and the Griffon engines that increased their power, affecting speed, rate of climb an. Hucknall flight tested a Manchester Mk I L7295 from its arrival in December 1940 until its sad loss in May 1941 when it crashed attempting an emergency landing at RAF Tern Hill with an engine on fire. Sadly the pilot, Reg Kirlew, lost his life in the crash, the first Rolls-Royce pilot to do so.

The author, who assisted in the development of the famous World War II British fighter plane, discusses the Spitfire's good and bad qualities, and recalls the other test pilots and combat aces he knew
Kefym
A very detailed and well-written account of what it was like to test fly the legendary Spitfire, from the initial prototype in the late 1930s through the end of World War II, during which the plane went through endless modifications to try to keep up with or gain an edge over German fighters. Quill even joined a squadron fighting the Germans in the Battle of Britain to see how the Spitfire might be improved for combat. A great story for all Spitfire fans.
Insanity
It's not surprising that Geoffrey Quill would become a superb test pilot. As a a precocious Royal Air Force junior officer he'd taken any number of chances, especially flying in frequently-awful conditions to obtain weather data. On leaving the RAF, he went to Vickers' Supermarine division---and became intensely involved with developing the Spitfire prototype into a front-line fighter. Quill went on on to help keep the airplane at the forefront of combat aircraft right through World War Two, and flew tours with the RAF and Royal Navy in order to do so. One of the most fortunate, yet surprising things about Quill was his superb writing ability. He vividly recounts his friendship with Spitfire designer Reginald Mitchell, who translated his experience with Schneider Cup-winning racing planes into a supremely graceful fighter airframe. Mitchell was also bravely fighting a losing battle with cancer, which claimed him in 1937. Quill watched Britain's government vacillate in the late Thirties between popular anti-war sentiment and the imminent threat of Hitler's Luftwaffe, all while the aircraft industry struggled to modernize long-neglected production capabilities. Thanks largely to his skills as a developmental test pilot, the Allies had a most potent weapon in their arsenal from war's outbreak to the final victory. And Jeffrey Quill left yet another enduring legacy, in the form of this fine book. Highly recommended.
Rollers from Abdun
Great recreational and informative read which is moocher than just about the Spitfire . Highly recommended for those with an interest in the Spitfire , history of flying in t he 1930-1950 era and the evolution of British aircraft

One of the authors early assignments was to make daily met flights regardless of the weather with only very primitive instruments. For those familiar with IFR flying it is a chilling adventure , long before the niceties which we took for granted 40 years ago.
Tto
This is considered by many to be the definitive book on the development of the Spitfire. It is also a fascinating account Quill's life as a test pilot and of his contribution to the success of the aircraft.
Teonyo
A very bood book, both as a story well told and very complete, and as a technical description of the plane.
Written by one who obviously knows the issues first hand, not by some "researcher" journalist.
The best I have read on the Spit.
Huston
This is another great presentation of the flight-testing of one of WW2's greatest aircraft. I highly recommend it as a personal book or a gift.
godlike
This is a enjoyable book for those interested in a different perspective of the British war effort during BofB. I really enjoy finding these liitle known books. Arrived in a timely fashion in excellent condition.
A great story about a great man, well, just a boy really. I'm amazed how someone so young could train and fly a Spitfire in the Battle of Britain. His writings are well produced and not in the style of a hero. Just how these boys handled the stress is beyond me, many died and many, including the author, suffered mentally. Todays kids could do well to read this and see what is possible when one really works at it.