Jet Pilot – March 26, 1951

26 Mar 1951 at Edwards Air Force Base - Filming began on the lakebed for RKO’s film Jet Pilot, starring John Wayne and Janet Leigh. As shown in this photo, an XF-92A was painted to simulate a “MiG-23.” Most of aerial stunt scenes were anonymously flown by Chuck Yeager. (Edwards History Office file photo)

26 Mar 1951 at Edwards Air Force Base – Filming began on the lakebed for RKO’s film Jet Pilot, starring John Wayne and Janet Leigh. As shown in this photo, an XF-92A was painted to simulate a “MiG-23.” Most of aerial stunt scenes were anonymously flown by Chuck Yeager. (Edwards History Office file photo)

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  1. Best of the Best – What a tribute to make it to 93 after such a legendary life. Bob Hoover says Gen Yeager was better and Gen Yeager says Hoover was better. Gen Jim Ahmann said: No one better than Yeager. Amen. God Blessed.

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