About Walker Aviation

About Walker Aviation

Description

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

Ira is our resource for Husky and Pitts parts and information. His contact info can be found by clicking on the Walker Aviation tab.


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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. Ira Walker of Walker Aviation 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.
Today in Aviation History
February 26, 1952: North American test pilot George Smith becomes the first person to survive a supersonic ejection. During a test flight the controls of a production F-100A Super Sabre lock and the plane enters a near vertical dive. At an altitude of 6000 ft at Mach 1.05 (675 mph), Smith ejects. He experiences a peak 64 g from wind-drag deceleration and spends .29 sec above 20 g. Smith immediate lost consciousness and his chute deploys but with 1/3 of its panels ripped. Gravely injured he lands in the Pacific where a fishing boat finds him. Smith recovers after a long convalescence and returns to testing high performance a/c.