Herschel H Green, fighter Pilot Ace, flew with the fighter group, "Checktail Clan. Grounded after 18 aerial victories. He was the leading Ace of the Air Force. Highly recommend this book: "Herky!, The memoirs of a Checkertail Ace.
On this day in history, April NASA civilian test pilot Neil Armstrong flew the rocket plane to m. The hypersonic research program was conducted by NASA with the Air Force, the Navy, and North American Aviation over a period of almost 10 years from 1959 to
The Boeing 307 Stratoliner first flew on December It was the first airliner with a pressurized fuselage. The "Clipper Flying Cloud," now on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center, is the last intact Boeing 307 Stratoliner.
The Boeing Flying Fortress. The young men were given 300 hours of intensive training before being deployed to action. The initial rejection rate of applicants was Less than perfect eyesight was a major cause of rejection.