Bell Rocket Belt Flying Demonstrations, 1961 US Army

https://youtu.be/2JjCS2uciXo Click here.

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The museum gift shop has in stock a collection of rare Hubbell Prints honoring Jet and Rocket Powered Flight. The set contains 12 beautifully detailed color prints including the Bell P-59A and Bell XS-1. Each set can be had for $75.00. Makes a great gift, put them in your office, hangar, or man cave.

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Air Force Helicopters Serve White House

See the video at the Pima Air and Space Facebook page.

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Support Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Chapter 77 is trying to raise money to build a memorial to honor the men and women that served our country during the Vietnam War. The memorial will be erected in the City of Tonawanda at Veterans Park. This memorial is for all veterans that served in the military during the Vietnam War era. They have the Cobra helicopter and now need the funds to complete the memorial. They hope to have the project completed in Aug. 2016.

For more info or to donate, click here.

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Bell’s Chief Test Pilot, Jack Woolams at the controls of the first Bell XS-1 Test Flight.

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The X-1-1 was delivered by Bell in December 1945. At the same time, the Army Air Forces asked that NACA personnel oversee the instrumentation and data analysis of the X-1 flights. As a result, an NACA team was incorporated into the program. The first glide flight of the X-1 occurred on Jan. 19, 1946, at Pinecastle Field, FL, by Bell test pilot Jack Woolams. The X-1-1 was air launched from a B-29. Woolams made a total of 10 glide flights to test the X-1′s low-speed handing before it was returned to Bell in March 1946 for installation of the rocket engine. The aircraft was delivered to Muroc in October 1946.

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The Niagara Aerospace Museum provides a great winter venue for the family. Learn about Western New York’s rich aviation and aerospace history, watch free movies in the theater, and fly our simulators. Its always warm inside on the cold winter days.

via Niagara Aerospace Museum’s Facebook Page.

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Unbelievable facts

Bell P-59A Airacomet – America’s first jet airplane. Click here.

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On January 5, 1945 – Floyd Carlson performed the first helicopter rescue of jet pilot.

Bell test pilot. Jack Woolams, bailed out of a Bell P-59A Airacomet. The roads were closed due to a snow storm and Floyd Carlson flew a doctor in the Model 30 Ship 2 to a snowed-in farm house to treat the injured pilot.

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Bell P-63A King Cobra ready for the winter season.

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