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Mojave Experimental Fly-In 2014

Mojave Experimental Fly-In 2014

a rare historic picture of the black missile-shaped hypersonic speed X-15 experimental aircraft in flight, seen from left, high over the Mojave Desert,

a rare historic picture of the black missile-shaped hypersonic speed X-15 experimental aircraft in flight, seen from left, high over the Mojave Desert,

Center for Land Use Interpretation exhibit documenting crash sites in the Mojave. Eery and stunning shots.

Center for Land Use Interpretation exhibit documenting crash sites in the Mojave. Eery and stunning shots.

LOCATION: Mojave, Calif. PLANE: Symmetry In 1989, Cory Bird was a shop fabricator at Scaled Composites, famed aviation designer Burt Rutan's company, when he decided to use his knowledge of composite construction to build aeronautical art. "I wanted to show what I could do," he says. Over the next 14 years he conceived and created a two-seat airplane he called Symmetry. The sleek aircraft can reach 284 mph at 3000 rpm. The labor of love proved so exquisite that it won a Grand Champion prize…

4 Amazing DIY Planes—And How to Build Your Own

LOCATION: Mojave, Calif. PLANE: Symmetry In 1989, Cory Bird was a shop fabricator at Scaled Composites, famed aviation designer Burt Rutan's company, when he decided to use his knowledge of composite construction to build aeronautical art. "I wanted to show what I could do," he says. Over the next 14 years he conceived and created a two-seat airplane he called Symmetry. The sleek aircraft can reach 284 mph at 3000 rpm. The labor of love proved so exquisite that it won a Grand Champion prize…

“DESIGN, BUILD, TEST” is a documentary film that will follow a community of experimental test pilots in the Mojave Desert as they race to prepare themselves and their planes for the Mojave Experimental Fly-In, a week-long record setting event in which they will all be flying aircraft that they have designed and built themselves.  This is the story of a community that is deeply committed to breaking new ground in aviation without any guarantee of safety or success, and they rely solely on…

“DESIGN, BUILD, TEST” is a documentary film that will follow a community of experimental test pilots in the Mojave Desert as they race to prepare themselves and their planes for the Mojave Experimental Fly-In, a week-long record setting event in which they will all be flying aircraft that they have designed and built themselves. This is the story of a community that is deeply committed to breaking new ground in aviation without any guarantee of safety or success, and they rely solely on…

YouTube: Mojave Experimental Fly-in: Lancair Legacy 780 Conversion Nomination

YouTube: Mojave Experimental Fly-in: Lancair Legacy 780 Conversion Nomination

The Scaled Composites%u2019 Proteus aircraft carried 23%-scale versions of the proposed CXV capsule and its QuickReach II booster over the Mojave desert to test a new air-launch method. Image

The Scaled Composites%u2019 Proteus aircraft carried 23%-scale versions of the proposed CXV capsule and its QuickReach II booster over the Mojave desert to test a new air-launch method. Image

The F-15 ACTIVE in flight over the Mojave desert during a High Stability Engine Control (HISTEC) flight. The twin-engine F-15 is equipped with new Pratt & Whitney nozzles that can turn up to 20 degrees in any direction, giving the aircraft thrust control in the pitch (up and down) and yaw (left and right) directions. On March 27, 1996, NASA began flight testing a new thrust-vectoring concept on the F-15 research aircraft to improve performance and aircraft control.

The F-15 ACTIVE in flight over the Mojave desert during a High Stability Engine Control (HISTEC) flight. The twin-engine F-15 is equipped with new Pratt & Whitney nozzles that can turn up to 20 degrees in any direction, giving the aircraft thrust control in the pitch (up and down) and yaw (left and right) directions. On March 27, 1996, NASA began flight testing a new thrust-vectoring concept on the F-15 research aircraft to improve performance and aircraft control.

Proteus high altitude aircraft in flight over the Mojave Desert in California

Armstrong Fact Sheet: Proteus High-Altitude Aircraft

Proteus high altitude aircraft in flight over the Mojave Desert in California

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