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.

Click here to help support Ira Walker and his school fund towards his A&P certificate





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Ira Walker / Walker Aviation also manages several Facebook groups. See links below:

Click here for the CallAircraft Owners Association





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Click here for the Forgotten Transportation Club of America





Click here for Ira's Wings Over Wyoming Network to buy, sell, or trade products and services




Here is a hand crafted flight simulator built by Ira Walker of Walker Aviation

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
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.