Monday, August 13, 2012

Test Pilot


Today's picture shows a test pilot for the Douglas Aircraft Company. The picture was taken in Long Beach, California. The photo was made in 1942.

4 comments:

  1. These guys are the real hero pilots. Flying something they weren't really sure that the plane would flew (some of them didn't fly very well, or not at all).

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    1. Just what I was thinking. No computer simulations before hands-on "let's see if it works." They are something special.

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  2. They are heroes. I really can't imagine combat flying, I get airsick enough as it is just when the planes bank in order to get ready to land.

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