These photographs are of Test Pilots,Engineers,and various research and production aircraft flown on test flights mostly from the late 1940's through to the present day.
Most of these have been kindly signed by those depicted
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
George F. Smith 1924-1999
On 26th February 1955, during the production test flight of an F-100A Super Sabre, George Franklin Smith ejected at over Mach 1 at 35,000ft in vertical dive when stability was lost due to the controls jammed. He survived this fear, despite being quite badly injured. He later returned to flying.