A pilot of calculated courage, ´´Trap´´ entered the Navy when test pilots were more like stuntmen than engineers. Airplanes had not yet come into their own as weapons of war, and they had an undeveloped role in the fleet. His vision and leadership shaped the evolution of naval aviation through its formative years and beyond. When the threat of war in 1940 raised an alarm over the Navy´s deficiency in aircraft - especially fighters - Trap was appointed to lead the Flight Test Section to direct the development of all-new Navy airplanes. He played a key role in expediting the evolution of the two superb fighters that came to dominate the air war against Japan - the Corsair and Hellcat. After World War II, Trap returned as commander of the Naval Air Test Center to lead the Navy through the challenges of transitioning to jets. Trap was not only the first US Navy pilot to fly a jet, but is also recognized for defining the operating requirements for carrier-based jet propelled aircraft. Over the course of two decades, Trap tested virtually every naval aircraft prototype and pioneered the philosophy and the methods of the engineering test pilot. He demanded comprehensive testing of each airplane in conditions and maneuvers it would face in wartime fleet operations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008228/bk_tant_008228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kasey O´Brien´s life has always been about airplanes; what makes them tick, what makes them fly. When her father´s plane crashes into a Colorado mountainside, she takes over their failing air charter service and is determined to make it work. On a charter flight with a passenger on board to Oregon´s Briar Meadows Ranch, the left engine of Cimmaron Air´s Beech Baron freezes up on final approach. Kasey has to set the plane down at the ranch without the aid of emergency services, thus earning her the nickname of ´´Lady Ace”. During inspection of the engine, Kasey discovers an oil line has been purposely cut and she is forced to stay at the ranch until a replacement can be flown in. While at the ranch, she is captivated by the earthy and entirely masculine foreman, Cort Navarro. But Kasey has to conquer the intrigue that surrounds Cort as well. What was he hiding? And what was next for Kasey? Since he had failed, would the saboteur make another attempt on her life - or was Kasey´s passenger his target? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lia Frederick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024067/bk_acx0_024067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.