One of the biggest anniversaries on the aerospace calendar comes up later this week. On 24 April, 1962 -- 50 years ago on Tuesday -- Lockheed test pilot Lou Schalk climbed into the A-12 Oxcart, the CIA-funded precursor of the...
Lockheed Martin chief test pilot Al Norman flew the third F-35B on it first flight yesterday at Fort Worth, Texas. The aircraft called ZM137 will join two earlier British aircraft at Eglin AFB, Florida, later this year after it fini... Read Post
This week's Movie Monday is another trip into the vault for classic aircraft development footage. This declassified 1955 report on the original Lockheed C-130 Hercules runs 13min - a bit shorter than usual MMs - but the level of... Read Post
Could the modern US aerospace industry build an aircraft today that is as ambitious as the A-12 Oxcart/SR-71 was for its time? Could the industry build an aircraft today that could beat the performance of the CIA's Oxcart and the Ai... Read Post