NEW BOOK ON REPUBLIC RAINBOW NOW A BEST-SELLER!
Using rare original factory photos and illustrations that have never before been published, Mike’s latest book reveals new information about the XR-12 and its RC-2 airliner variant. The XR-12, along with its Hughes XF-11 competitor, was one of the most elegant-looking high-performance piston-powered aircraft ever built, and this book not only tells the story of this airplane in vivid detail, but reveals for the first time the reason behind that company’s risky decision to enter the commercial aircraft market, and the real cause of the tragic crash of XR-12 Ship Two. In all, a classic and most compelling story of aeronautical achievement, and failure, at a tumultuous time in aviation history.
Now Available at www.Amazon.com
FITZ FULTON AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Lt. Col. Fitzhugh “Fitz” Fulton, Jr. flew in the Berlin Airlift and Korean War, tested the Air Force’s newest bombers, launched every ‘X-Plane’ from the Bell X-1 to the X-15 and flew the Mach 2 B-58 Hustler and triplesonic XB-70 Valkyrie. He also piloted the Boeing 747 carrying the first Space Shuttles for NASA.
Mike edited and designed this self-published book celebrating an aviation career that would be literally impossible today. Fulton is a legend of Twentieth Century aviation and flew 235 different types of aircraft in a career spanning more than four decades. This was the first time his story had been told in his own words, and 500 copies were sold. There are no further printings of this book planned at this time.