Archive | October, 2012

Halloween Airplanes — Airplanes by Design

Hee are three kinds of halloween themed airplanes: 1) Orange airplanes, 2) Frankenstein airplanes, and 3) freakish experimental aircraft. Orange Airplanes Flight test airplanes frequently have lots of orange paint on them, but @GenChuckYeager had an entire orange airplane, the Bell X-1, as you can see here. Click here to see more X-1 photos on […]

Data Band – ABCs of Flight Test #4

This new column will feature a brief description, photo/video, and or reference that talks about a Flight Test Technique that students at USAF Test Pilot School are currently learning. It’s an alphabetical list of FTTs together with a chronological account of what future test pilots and flight test engineers are doing right now. It will […]