Archive | January, 2014

USAF Test Pilot School

US Air Force Test Pilot School is located at the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB, CA. Here is a video of one of the first flight test techniques taught at TPS: the tower fly by technique, an air data system/instrument calibration method. This post describes 3 Airplanes you will fly at USAF Test Pilot […]

Boeing XP-15 — Airplanes by Design

30 January 1930 – First flight of the Boeing XP-15, also known as the XF-5B. For more information, visit the National Museum of the Air Force, Wikipedia, or this link. Initial design compromises included a larger horizontal stabilizer to compensate for the monoplane design. The @PrattandWhitney R-1340 Wasp powered the XP-15. __________________________________________________ Airplanes by Design features photographs […]

Sukhoi PAK FA T-50 — Airplanes by Design

29 January 2010 – First flight of the PAK FA T-50 Click here to see other stealth aircraft and 4 unique design characteristics. __________________________________________________ Airplanes by Design features photographs of aircraft from a test pilot perspective, highlighting aeronautical engineering characteristics and flight test facts. WANTED: Your pictures and videos. Do you have pictures of aircraft […]