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This time we listen to some military test flight stories from a pilot who flew almost every jet aircraft produced between the early 50’s and late 60’s and flew many other airplanes as well.

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This is a picture of the actual B-26 that was shot down over North Korea that our storyteller was flying.

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Here are a few of the models of jets our storyteller took out. On top is a B-66 Destroyer, middle left is a B-57 Canberra, middle right is an 84F reconnaissance, bottom left is am F-100 Super Saber, bottom middle is an 84F fighter, and bottom right is the F-86 Saber.

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Above are some images of an F-86 I took while at Airventure Oshkosh in Wisconsin.

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On top is the P-3 Orion which was flown into the hurricanes, on the bottom is the C-141 which is the plane the two engines went out on, and on the right is an early model of a C-130 Hercules

Above is a picture of the massive B-36 with 10 engines that our storyteller test flew.

Jim

Jim Gunnoe

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This is Jim’s skybolt that he still flies every week, the engine was open because he was working on his annual.

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This is Jim’s Laser aerobatic airplane, when I took this picture he was having problems with the cowling flying off mid flight and was working on forming a new one.

 

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