By Tom Demerly for ALERT 5. It flew at nearly Mach 7, seven times the speed of sound and twice … Continue reading 47 Years Ago Today: The Fastest Manned Aircraft Flight Ever.
On Friday the 21st, 1956, one of Grumman’s in-house test pilots, Thomas W. Attridge Jr. climed into a borrowed Navy … Continue reading Tigers, Dives and 20 mm Cannons
Interview and images: Alan Kenny – TACAIRNET LT Patrick ‘Fab’ Martin is a pilot and Operational Test Director (OTD) for … Continue reading Interview with a Vampire
On the 4th of July, 1986, Lance Corporal Howard A. Foote Jr., USMC, unofficially became one of the last enlisted … Continue reading Jet Fighter Joyride
Eleven years ago today, the Space Shuttle Columbia was tragically lost with all hands on reentry. – Mission Commander Col. … Continue reading STS-107
On this day in aviation history in 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger was lost with all hands shortly after liftoff. … Continue reading STS-51-L
Today, Milaviate remembers the men of Apollo 1 who lost their lives in a fire in the command module during a training … Continue reading Apollo 1