Chapter One: Going Supersonic
What if you just finished the most exciting day of your life -- a thirty-year dream exploding into a spectacularly exciting reality -- then the next day you found out you were going to die? How would you feel? What would you do?
Here's my story.
Being a pilot and breaking the sound barrier was all I ever wanted to do. Now I was going to do it. Now I was about to turn my dream -- and the many struggles that followed -- into a glorious, exhilarating victory.
Chuck Yeager's historic flight had filled my overactive imagination with an explosion of sound and fury and speed ever since I had...