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Fatal Pursuit: The Story of Lee Taylor, Jr

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The Story of Lee Taylor, Jr., and his quest to be The world's fastest person on water, and keep the World Unrestricted Water Speed Record in America Author Doug Ford is a nationally known aeronautical engineer with more than 40 years of experience in aerodynamic and hydrodynamic research, engineering and design. He has extensive background in experimental aircraft design, wind tunnel testing techniques, computational fluid dynamics analysis techniques, and hydrofoil and watercraft design and testing techniques. He has been actively involved with the sport of unlimited hydroplane racing since the 1950’s when he was a youngster as part of the volunteer crew of the Slo-mo-shun IV, then with several other racing teams, a stint that encouraged him to pursue a career as an aeronautical engineer, and has continued to this day. Ford served as the Director of Safety, Technology, and Competition for the Unlimited Racing Commission for ten years, and was instrumental in the development of design specifications for the structural enclosed cockpits used on unlimited hydroplanes today. He has been called on and continues to provide consulting and design support to many unlimited hydroplane racing teams.


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