Posts Tagged ‘Edwards AFB’

Honoring an Aviation Legend

Family and close friends turned out recently to honor the life of legendary aviation test pilot Robert J. “Bob” Gilliland. The private event was held on September 28th 2019 at the March Field Air Museum Riverside, CA. This location was a fitting place to hold such an occasion, as almost one year prior to the […]

Edwards AFB Air Shows of the Early 1990s

During the early 1990s, the main focus of the U.S. Air Force was still centered on countering the U.S.S.R., although that union was beginning to unravel.  The first Gulf War was just around the corner, and most of the Air Force’s tactical arsenal was still painted in the camouflage  colors that would be the most […]

Sixty Eight Years Ago: Mach 1.06

On October 14, 1947, then-Captain Charles “Chuck” Yeager exceeded the speed of sound over the High Desert of California. Officially, it was the first time (with proof) that Mach 1 had been exceeded… and there should be an asterisk after this statement.  This was the first time that it was successfully exceeded, as other pilots may […]