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A History of Murphy's Law By Nick T. Spark
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Murphy's Law is one of the most well-recognized statements of philosophy known to man. Tipped off by his next door neighbor that Murphy may have worked at Edwards Air Force Base, and that the Law... More > may have come into being after a rocket sled experiment went awry, author Nick T. Spark begins a Quixotic quest to learn the truth. His attempts to pin down the mysterious origins of The Law and to answer the eternal question, "Who was Murphy and what is the true meaning of Murphy's Law?" are both amusing and relevatory. Read it, and find out why everything you ever thought you knew about Murphy's Law -- is wrong.< Less
Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing Pilot's Flight Manual By Periscope Film.com
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Visionary designer Jack Northrop built a series of experimental “flying wing” aircraft both before and during WWII. One of the most radical designs of the post-war era, the... More > propeller-driven YB-35 bomber’s all-wing design minimized drag and promised maximum payload capacity and terrific endurance. The YB-49, a turbojet powered variant built on the YB-35 airframe, forever altered aviation history and inspired the design of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. Originally printed by Northrop Aircraft in 1948, the YB-49 Flying Wing Pilot's Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Originally classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, and color images appear as black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
XB-70 Valkerie Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By United States Air Force and NASA
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The XB-70 Valkyrie was an aircraft ahead of its time. Equipped with drooping wingtips, and designed with one of the highest lift-to-drag ratios in aviation history, the XB-70 challenged the known... More > concepts of the flight envelope and demanded extraordinary developments in engineering and construction. The test program produced promising results, including a Mach 3 flight in May of 1966. Yet after a disastrous collision later that year resulted in the loss of one of two prototypes, the Valkyrie program was curtailed. The remaining craft was retired in 1969. Originally printed by NASA and the Air Force in the 1960’s, this Flight Operating Handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, 2017 calendar By Brian Lockett
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A dozen photos of Lockheed C-5 Galaxies: C-5A 66-8306, Edwards AFB, September 20, 1981, C-5, Beale AFB, October 14, 1989 C-5B 86-0026, Davis-Monthan AFB, March 17, 1990, C-5A 69-0026, Travis AFB,... More > September 13, 1991, C-5B 85-0004, Travis AFB, September 13, 1991, C-5B 87-0032, Nellis AFB, April 25, 1997, C-5B 87-0032, Nellis AFB, April 26, 1997, C-5, McClellan AFB, August 7, 1998, C-5B 86-0024, Travis AFB, August 8, 1998, C-5B 87-0039, Travis AFB, August 8, 1998.< Less
A History of Murphy's Law By Nick T Spark
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Murphy's Law is one of the most well-recognized statements of philosophy known to man. Tipped off by his next door neighbor that Murphy may have worked at Edwards Air Force Base, and that the Law may... More > have come into being after a rocket sled experiment went awry, author Nick T. Spark begins a Quixotic quest to learn the truth. His attempts to pin down the mysterious origins of The Law and to answer the eternal question, "Who was Murphy and what is the true meaning of Murphy's Law?" are both amusing and relevatory. Read it, and find out why everything you ever thought you knew about Murphy's Law -- is wrong.< Less
Stealth BomberNorthrop-Grumman B-2A Spirit, 2017 calendar By Brian Lockett
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A dozen photos of Northrop-Grumman B-2A Spirit: B-2A AV-2, 82-1067, Edwards AFB, October 23, 1993 B-2A AV-4, 82-1069, Edwards AFB, October 29, 1996 B-2A AV-14, 89-0129 Spirit of Georgia, Nellis AFB,... More > April 25, 1997 B-2A AV-18, 93-1085 Spirit of Oklahoma, Nellis AFB, April 26, 1997 B-2A AV-5, 82-1070 Spirit of Ohio, Edwards AFB, October 18, 1997 Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 84-0049 and B-2A AV-5, 82-1070 Spirit of Ohio, Edwards AFB, October 19, 1997 Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, 61-0006 and B-2A AV-5, 82-1070 Spirit of Ohio, Edwards AFB, October 19, 1997, B-2A AV-5, 82-1070 Spirit of Ohio, Edwards AFB, October 19, 1997, B-2A AV-15, 90-0040 Spirit of Alaska, Edwards Air Force Base, October 3, 1998, B-2A AV-19, 93-1086, Spirit of Kitty Hawk, Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale, August 24, 1999, B-2A and Boeing NT-43A Radar Test Bed, 73-1155, Death Valley, January 24, 2003, and B-2A AV-3, 82-1068 Spirit of New York, Edwards AFB, October 16 - 17, 2009.< Less
Smoke By Alexander Brown
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When an experimental aircraft crashes at Edwards AFB in 1965, everybody is on edge. It is the middle of the Cold War. Maj. Theodore Washington's wife, Natalie, refuses to believe the official line... More > that her husband was at fault. She decides to dig deeper into his service history to try and uncover the real reason the aircraft crashed.< Less
USAF Flight Test Engineering Manual By Maj. Russel M. Herrington, Capt. Paul Shoemacher
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In the late 1940’s and early 50’s, planes flew higher and faster than anyone had dreamed possible. The jet age had arrived, and along with it came turbojet and rocket-powered aircraft... More > capable of flying beyond the speed of sound. To assess these aircraft, the Air Research and Development Command developed a series of data reduction methods, and then compiled them in this Flight Test Engineering Manual. It served as a standard technical reference for the flight test engineers, program managers, pilots and support teams for many of the X-plane programs of the 1950s. This reprint represents the first time in over fifty years that this book has been available, and the first time it has ever been made available to the public. it’s a unique time capsule that provides insight into the era of “The Right Stuff”, when slide rules and punch cards were the cutting edge, and a must-have for anyone interested in the technical aspects of flight test.< Less
Douglas X-3 Stiletto Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By United States Air Force
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The radical Douglas X-3 Stiletto was built primarily of titanium, and was intended to test high speed flight and low-aspect ratio wing design. Initial requirements indicated the aircraft would carry... More > the J-46 engine and be capable of reaching cruising speeds above Mach 2.0. Problems with the J-46 engine, led Douglas engineers to substitute underpowered J-34 turbojets. Although the plane once achieved Mach 1.2 in a dive, it never went supersonic in level flight. Nevertheless, the plane was a valuable research tool and produced critical data about inertial coupling. The X-3 first flew in 1952 and was retired in 1956. Originally printed by the U.S. Air Force and NACA (later NASA), this hand- book provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of one of history’s great planes. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form. Although slightly reformatted, care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Bell X-1A Rocket Plane Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By United States Air Force
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An improvement over the Bell X-1 — the first plane to break the sound barrier in level flight — the X-1A was designed to reach Mach 2.0. Initial test flights commenced in January of 1953.... More > On December 12th, test pilot Charles “Chuck” Yeager set a record with the aircraft, reaching a speed of Mach 2.43 at 75,000 feet. In 1954, pilot Maj. Arthur Murray flew the plane to a new altitude record of 90,440 feet. Roughly a year later, the X-1A was severely damaged by an explosion while strapped to its B-29 mother ship. The plane was jettisoned and destroyed. Variants of the design, including the X-1B, X-1D, and X-1E continued to fly as late as 1958. Originally printed by the U.S. Air Force and NACA / NASA, this handbook provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of one of history’s great planes. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less