It is a well known that most aviation enthusiasts collect aviation-themed items of one sort or another. Who hasn’t gone to an air show or museum without coming away with a special memento or three? Whether it be t-shirts, hats, patches, or other aviation-related ephemera, there is usually something for every wallet range. However, finding high-quality items for a reasonable[Read More…]
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Exactly sixty years ago today, the very first Lockheed Starfighter took to the skies over Edwards Air Force Base with legendary test pilot, Tony LeVier at the controls. Technically, it was not the first flight for the XF-104, but a brief hop about 5′ in the air during high speed taxiing tests in late February hardly counts as first flights[Read More…]
Both the USAF and the US NAVY throughout the years have tested different types of aircraft that we not originally developed for their branch. The “NAVY F-104” is surely one of those very interesting trials. It was project that nearly came to fruition in the late 1950’s was the incorporation of the F-104 into U.S. Navy service. The Navy felt[Read More…]