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...
Today is the 15 th anniversary of the first flight of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. It was exactly 15 th years ago on September 7 th, 1997, when Lockheed test pilot Paul Metz first took to the air in the stealthy fifth-generation... Read Post
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
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