test pilot

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

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… Read More

6 years ago

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

BAe Test Pilot Keith Hartley conducted the 'cockpit habitability trial' in his open top Tornado XZ630 Taken in 1988 the… Read More

6 years ago

The story behind a famous photo of an ejection from a RAF Lightning interceptor

The tractor driver heard the bang of the ejection seat and is seen after quickly turning around to look at… Read More

6 years ago

Legendary Soviet test pilot Georgy Mosolov has passed away. He had been the first to fly the MiG-21.

Colonel Georgy Mosolov flew the prototype of the legendary MiG-21 fighter on its first flight on Feb. 14, 1955 MiG Corporation… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

F-35A UNDERGOES ICY RUNWAY TESTING FOR NORWEGIAN DRAG CHUTE AT EIELSON AFB

The F-35A drag chute is designed to be installed on all of Norway’s F-35As and is form fitted to ensure… Read More

6 years ago

500th F-35 PILOT GRADUATED AT EGLIN AFB

Maj. Chris Campbell completed approximately 200 hours of academics, 14 simulators, a high-speed taxi and six flights in the aircraft… Read More

7 years ago