Test Pilot

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Author: Jimmy Collins
Published: 1935
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,264 / 106 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,103
Added to site: 2010.12.08
mnybks.net#: 29843
Origin: gutenberg.org

Made into a 1939 film staring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy.

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onths later, after receiving a pay raise and a letter of commendation, I resigned from the department and I took a job with Curtiss Flying Service, which I found much more congenial because it was almost purely a flying job.

My work there soon attracted the attention of the Curtiss Airplane and Motor Company, and I was asked to become their chief test pilot, which I did in November, 1928.

I worked for them for six months, mostly on military stuff, and when I resigned to take what I thought was going to be a better job, I was asked to stay on with them.

For almost a year after that I was vice president of a little aviation corporation. The company didn't do well. The depression was in full swing. I didn't agree with the company policies. Early in 1930 I resigned.

After my resignation from the vice presidency of the aviation concern I did private flying--flying for private owners of aircraft, rich men--and I experienced wide gaps of unemployment between jobs. But since I left the arm

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