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Speed over a Closed Circuit

Speed (mph) Date Plane typePilot Place2,092.294 July 27, 1976 Lockheed SR-71A Maj. Adolphus H. Bledsoe, Jr. (USAF) Beale AFB, Calif.Speed over a Straight CourseAbsolute World R…

Altitude in Horizontal Flight

Height (ft) Date Pilot Place85,068.997 July 28, 1976 Capt. Robert C. Helt (USAF) Beale AFB, Calif.AltitudeAbsolute World RecordsAltitude, Aircraft Launched from a Carrier Air…

Speed over a Straight Course

Speed (mph) Date Plane typePilot Place2,193.16 July 28, 1976 Lockheed SR-71A Capt. Eldon W. Joersz (USAF) Beale AFB, Calif.Distance, Great Circle Without Landing, also Distance…

U.S. Air Force Academy

The bill establishing the U.S. Air Force Academy was signed by President Eisenhower on April 1, 1954. The first class of 306 cadets was sworn in on July 11, 1955, at Lowry Air…

1949

World | US | Sports | Entertainment | Deaths | Year in Science World Statistics Population: 2.554 billion (!not right!) population by decade more world statistics... World Ev…

Fighter Planes: Lockheed Martin F-16

The world's most popular fighter plane by David Noland Lockheed Martin F-16 Specs Length: 49 ft, 5 in. Span: 32 ft, 8 in. Takeoff weight: 37,500 lbs Max sp…

Fighter Planes: MiG-15

The air power of the Evil Empire by David Noland MiG-15 Specs Length: 35 ft, 7 in. Wingspan: 33 ft, 1 in. Empty weight: 8,100 lbs Max weight: 13,300 lbs Max…

U.S. Staffed Space Flight Programs

Mercury. Project Mercury, initiated in 1958 and completed in 1963, was the United States' first human-in-space program. It was designed to further knowledge about humanity's…