I'm the author of the just released Black Jets of Area 51: A History of the Aircraft Developed at Groom Lake, America’s Secret Aviation Base.
I've also written more than three dozen other non-fiction books, especially on aviation and military history, as well as biographies of people ranging
from Alexander the Great to Sitting Bull to Hap Arnold. My other works have included profiles of the B-52 Stratofortress, Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles
and secret weapons of the Cold War. I've written histories of the Strategic Air Command, the US Air Force, and a series of books about great American
planemakers from Convair to Lockheed, as well as my recently-updated The Story of the Boeing Company. I've contributed to encyclopedias of both world
wars and have appeared in television documentaries on the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel and ARD German Television. I'm on the web
If you are interested in my Area 51 book, here's a link to Amazon:
Everyone wants to know what’s happening in and over Area 51, but despite the best efforts of those tenacious souls poking at the thick veil of
secrecy, we’re as much at the mercy of those who control the secrets as we were decades ago.
I find it especially intriguing Northrop’s Tacit Blue flew its entire flight test program without ever having been the subject of revelations in the
media, or speculation among enthusiasts. Over a period of three years, Tacit Blue made more than a hundred flights in broad daylight, apparently
without being seen by outsiders. It then landed at Groom Lake, taxied into a hangar, and was not heard from again for years. Like Tacit Blue, the
Phantom Works Bird of Prey was successfully obscured from public view until well after its flight test program concluded after 40 successful
Neither Tacit Blue nor Bird of Prey was known outside Area 51 until years after its last flight. They might well have never been known to the outside
world if the US Air Force had not deliberately declassified them.
And all this happened in the last century!
What in the world were those lights that we were seeing in the night sky over Nye County, Nevada last night?
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