Friday, September 25, 2015

F-104 in 1957

The Book of Knowledge 1957 Annual.  The Grolier Society, 1957.

1957 Encyclopedia Year Book.  The Story of Our Time.  The Grolier Society Inc.
A beautiful-looking aircraft, but its safety record was unenviable.  Even Chuck Yeager had to bail out of one, suffering injuries but saving his life.  For that story, and how a joint Canadian-American team is currently using a sister aircraft, the North American Eagle, to break the land-speed record, visit

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