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.


  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).

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

  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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