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The First Step Toward the Ughknown

October 2021

The Bell XS-1 (XS standing for eXperimental Supersonic) was the first American aircraft specifically designed for high- speed research, including, of course, breaking the so-called sound barrier. The "saffron bullet" was later redesignated X-1. On 6 August 1947, in his first unpowered familiarization flight, USAF test pilot Capt. "Chuck" Yeager performed three slow rolls after the X-1 was dropped from the specially modified B-29A mother ship, piloted by Major Roberto Cardenas. (Yeager and fellow test pilot Jack Ridley referred to the unknown flight regimes that they explored as the "Ughknown.")

Note: Each month a different image from the current calendar year is featured here. To avoid the gnawing 12-month period of suspense to see all 12 pieces (along with lots of aviation anniversaries (When did the first pig fly?), incredible trivia (What is Godzilla's "birthday"?), and outrageous quotes from people that should know better) place your order for the Aerocatures™ Calendar now!

News & Updates:
  • 9/24/21 - It's Here! Get your copy of the 2022 Aerocatures™ Calendar today! You're guaranteed to know what day it is before anyone else does!

    2022 Aerocatures™ Calendar 41st Anniversary!

  • 9/24/21

    Protect Yourself . . .
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    Thank you to everyone keeping us alive and as "normal" during these strange times!

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