Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Flying The NF-104

It is really fun getting to do these video tours of aircraft for the Palm Springs Air Museum. I personally learn so very much and get to chat with these incredible people! You must watch this one!

Imagine what it was like as here USAF Colonel (ret) Bob Lilac tells us about the real crash of Chuck Yeager in the NF-104 as depicted in the movie “The Right Stuff”. And then about Bob’s own flight in what he describes as “basically a bullet” “riding on this 6,000 pound thrust rocket”!

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