Subtitle: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed. This is the wonderful story of one of the early adaptors of rapid and responsive development in aviation. Known for ‘Kelly’s 14 rules‘ which can be seen as a sort of manifesto.
SKUNK WORKS is the true story, told for the first time, of America’s most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation’s brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the story of Lockheed’s legendary Skunk Works is a high-stakes drama of Cold War confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds. SKUNK WORKS is dramatic and immediate. Direct from the cockpits of these astonishing aircraft – U-2 spy-plane, SR-71 Blackbird and F-117 Stealth Fighter. It is a tribute to genius in the unrelenting contest for mastery of the skies.