The photos in this edition are black and white. Designing high-performance military aircraft in the slide-rule era was challenging. Being the first person to fly these airplanes and expand an aircraft's flight envelope was often very frightening, if t downright deadly. It is hard to believe that someone could really endure 22 years in this occupation, plus ather 30 years in the aircraft industry, often leading the industry-wide transition from large, too-complicated piston engines to doggy, unreliable jet engines and from 300-mile-per-hour (barn doors/ through slippery transonic and supersonic airframes. But this is, in fact, the truly remarkable v if t virtually unparalleled v life story of Corky Meyer. In an occupation and time which killed many, if t most, this man had the brains, skill, and good luck to meet every challenge that faced him and survive to tell his amazing story. It is a story that covers the most important era in the history of flight, told by a man at the epicenter of the activity. Corky Meyer's Flight Journal is an electrifying tale of a very passionate and patriotic man, his wife and family, and of course his numerous sensational close calls as an experimental fighter test pilot.