John Buchanan left Okinawa, an island fresh to the idea of industrialization, a place that now exists only in memory. He returned in September of 2015, although not quite as he had planned. Source: DVIDS - News - Through Airman’s eyes: Old memories revisited Story by Airman 1st Class Nicholas Emerick KADENA,...
Meet Andy Green, Who Broke The Sound Barrier In A Car And Plans To Go 1,000 MPH Later This Year As Andy Green prepares to hit 1,000 mph in his Bloodhound SSC jet/rocket car in South Africa later this year, we thought now would be a good time to reminisce...
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Source: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution Charles "Chuck" Yeager stopped by the Museum last Friday to visit with the Bell X-1, the airplane in which he broke the sound barrier 68 years ago last month.
Aerospace engineers went from the Wright Brothers’ first flight in 1903 to supersonic flight in just 43 years, thanks to two world wars and the accompanying advances in metallurgy, motors, and controls. During the subsequent 60 years, more than 120 different planes have flown faster than the speed of...
The last member of the original Tuskegee Airmen, Willie Rogers of St. Petersburg, Florida, died Monday. He was 101 years old. The last member of the original Tuskegee Airmen, Willie Rogers of St. Petersburg, Florida, died Monday. He was 101 years old. The Airmen were members of the first African-American...
JTNDc2NyaXB0JTIwaGVpZ2h0JTNEJTIyNjAzcHglMjIlMjB3aWR0aCUzRCUyMjEwNzJweCUyMiUyMHNyYyUzRCUyMmh0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZwbGF5ZXIub295YWxhLmNvbSUyRmlmcmFtZS5qcyUyM3BiaWQlM0RabVZrT1RabFpEQmlOemsxT1dSa01EUmpObVpqTXpRMCUyNmVjJTNEeGxaMkpuYURwSU5EUkZQcmdmVUlVZ2NZT2d5TFJIUXElMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZzY3JpcHQlM0U= A segment from a U.S. Air Force film follows a single flight by then-Major Charles “Chuck” Yeager. Before Yeager and Air Force test pilots Albert Boyd and H.E. “Tom” Collins put the MiG-15 through its paces, technicians inspected it for signs of sabotage and determined it was safe. The...
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1959 AFFTC Briefing. The Cold War accelerated the development of U.S. military aircraft technologies at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert. This remarkable motion picture briefing from 1959 highlights wide ranging flight tests at this famous test base.
On October 14, 1947, a test pilot with the right stuff changed the future of aviation forever. The joke was on me. It was just after sunup on the morning of Oct. 14, 1947, and as I walked into the hangar at Muroc Army Air Base in the California high desert,...
13 December 2016 • 1:27am A veteran pilot who helped to sink the Bismarck during the Second World War has died at the age of 97. Lt Cdr John "Jock" Moffat was credited with launching the torpedo that crippled the German warship in 1941. The death of the Scottish veteran...
old crow - ace in a day
On October 12, 1944 Lt. Yeager scored five confirmed kills over Bremen, Germany, becoming the first "Ace" in one day. As group leader, Lt. Yeager was escorting B-24 bombers over Holland when his squadron spotted 22 Bf-109 aircraft. Lt. Yeager spooked one pilot who collided with another, sending both down...