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  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviators: Testing B-29s on the Fly

    Flying Superforts fresh from the assembly line could be a dangerous job. Copilot Norman Jacobshagen raised the alarm at the end of the three- hour test flight. After flipping the switch to lower the B-29’s landing  gear, he called...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    The Voice of Experience

    There were higher-scoring fighter aces and other hotshot test pilots, but nobody did both quite like Chuck Yeager. Few, if any, individuals are as well-known in the annals of aviation history as Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager. An...