Thumbs up from the cockpit

Harris, Anne
July 2002
Engineer (00137758);7/19/2002, Vol. 291 Issue 7608, The ENGINEER AEROSPACE p10
Focuses on the job of test piloting the Eurofighter DA2 aircraft. Similarity of the backgrounds of all operationally trained aircrew; Thrill of piloting one of the world's top fighter planes; Features and functions of the aircraft.


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