Wednesday, October 29, 2014

F-15 #8 Spin Aircraft and Chute Installation

F-18 Spin AircraftScan1377F-15 #8 (71-10287), first flew on 25 August 1973 and was used for spin recovery, angle of attack and fuel system testing, it was fitted with an anti-spin recovery parachute. The aircraft was loaned to NASA in 1976 for engine development trials. These photos show two different ground tests of the chute and a great in-flight test sequence. (This entry is for Daniel Soulaine, who inquired about these photos!)

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