Walker Aviation

Walker Aviation

Description

Somewhere in the mix of over 70 years of aviation history I became hooked by the deep rich smell of the aviation world. In 1994 I took part in a high school program that allowed students to learn working skills for a grade. This was the start of my aviation profession.



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Detailed Information
Detailed Description
Experimental homebuilding over the years has come a long way from the day when Frank Christensen introduced one of the world’s best and first homebuilt aircraft kits. We would like to keep up with our history and keep new ideas on the books and moving. With or history of aircraft tooling and manufacture background new ideas can become a reality.
Location
Afton Wyoming
Today in Aviation History
May 25, 1927: Lt. James A. Doolittle files the first outside loop in a Curtiss P-1-B pursuit plane at McCook Field. Starting at an altitude of 8000 ft Doolittle pointed the nose of the a/c down and describes a circle of 2000 ft diameter, leveling out at his original altitude. At the bottom of the circle, flying inverted, it is estimated that his a/c was traveling at 280 mph. The outside loop had not been previously attempted because of fear that the a/c would disintegrate. [Note: French pilot Pegoud is purported to have performed outside loops prior to this date.]