Tag: test pilot

This former A-10 Driver has become the First Female F-35 Test...

According to Winiecki having the ability to bring the A-10 mission sets to the 461st FLTS, such as close-air-support, combat search...

Bailing Out at Hypersonic Speed: the X-15 Ejection Seat

Because of its hypersonic speed and extreme altitude performance, the X-15 required one of the most complex ejection seats ever put...

The Story of Mike Adams, the only Pilot to lose his...

The loads on the airplane built up beyond the structural limits, and the X-15-3 aircraft broke up at approximately 62,000 feet and about 3,800...

Cool photos show RN and RAF F-35 pilots conducting first night...

HMS Queen Elizabeth has been kitted out with specially-designed LED lighting on her flight deck to aid night time landings Taken on Oct. 3, 2018...

That time an XB-70A Valkyrie performed an emergency landing on “tip-toe”

There was trouble with both sets of main gear. On the left side, the gear had not fully lowered before rotating to meet the...

Here’s why BAe Test Pilot Keith Hartley flew this Tornado with the...

BAe Test Pilot Keith Hartley conducted the 'cockpit habitability trial' in his open top Tornado XZ630 Taken in 1988 the unique photos in this post...

The story behind a famous photo of an ejection from a...

The tractor driver heard the bang of the ejection seat and is seen after quickly turning around to look at what was going on... The...

Legendary Soviet test pilot Georgy Mosolov has passed away. He had...

Colonel Georgy Mosolov flew the prototype of the legendary MiG-21 fighter on its first flight on Feb. 14, 1955 MiG Corporation announced on Mar. 19 that...

Video shows Saab GlobalEye maiden flight

The maiden flight took place three weeks after Saab revealed the GlobalEye aircraft to the media for the first time on Feb. 23, 2018 Saab...

IMPRESSIVE VIDEO SHOWS YF-16 FIRST (UNINTENTIONAL) FLIGHT, FIRST MISHAP

During the first high-speed taxi test, a violent lateral oscillation had set in as a direct result of pilot-commanded oscillations as the YF-16 reached...

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