Beryl Arthur Erickson, Test Pilot

November 26, 2006 0

As always, Beryl Erickson, the first pilot of the B-36 Peacemaker and the B-58 Hustler (among other aircraft), is well prepared. He has carefully assembled a half dozen or so stacks of photographs on two couches in his living room. […]

Test pilot

November 26, 2006 0

Test pilots are aviators who fly new and modified aircraft in specific maneuvers, allowing the results to be measured and the design to be evaluated. […]

National Museum of the United States Air Force

November 19, 2006 0

The National Museum of the United States Air Force (formerly the United States Air Force Museum) is the official national museum of the United States Air Force and is located at Wright-Patterson AFB, east of Dayton, Ohio […]

The B-17 and B-29 in World War II

November 12, 2006 0

Throughout the 1930s, new bomber aircraft emerged in all countries. However, these older models were inadequate to carry out the theories of strategic bombing. […]

Heritage Flight

November 12, 2006 0

During the three-day conference and training session, current Air Force fighters like the F-16, A-10, F-15C, and F-15E are flown in formation with vintage aircraft from World War II. […]

Tribute To John R. Boyd

November 7, 2006 0

Boyd, as a combat pilot in Korea and as a tactics instructor at Nellis AFB in the Nevada desert, observed, analyzed, and assimilated the relative energy states of his aircraft and those of his opponent’s during air combat engagements. […]