NEW HD transfer! Not only is this fascinating film about what it took to be a World War 2 aircraft test pilot, there are many one of a kind shots of experimental aircraft at Wright Field. This film was developed by personnel at the Army Air Corps top secret flight test facility to give pilots the low down on what to expect if they joined their aircraft testing program. The film is both very informative, with plenty of info about flight testing at that time, including climb, level flight, take off and landing, test instruments, and pilot responsibilities.
But there’s a lot more. You also get a look behind the curtain at Wright Field at some of the rarest and most bizarre aircraft produced during World War II, including one-off prototypes. You’ll see a Bell P-63 Kingcobra doing aerobatic spin & stall tests, a Bell P-59 Airacomet jet fighter, a Plat-LePage XR-1A twin rotor helicopter, a tiny Bell XP-77 fighter, a Curtiss XP-60C with contra-rotating props, a weird hybrid B24/B-17, captured enemy aircraft and more. This film is a real gem and beautifully preserved
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