Lefty Gardner's Lockheed P-38 (I'm not that old)

This page contains photos of Lockheed airplanes which were part of my Flight Test career. Great machines, all!

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F-104 Starfighter

Flight Test Lineup, 1961 F-104S NF-104A
F-104G ZELL RF-104G Pair of USAF 104s
F-104S Takeoff DG's Red Baron F-104 & X-15
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I just found these old shots and scanned them from polaroids of all things. This took place in 1965 or 1966, and was CF-104D 5336 or 5337, the last two delivered to the RCAF. Pilot was Flight Leftenant Lorne Pollack, who flew most of the flights on the CF-104D test program which I conducted to obtain antenna patterns. They were taken by my late friend Frank Batchen.

Taxiing in after flight Exiting the "back seat" Shaking hands with the hot pilot

SR-71 Blackbird

In Flight On Approach In Flight Behind Tanker SR-71 & A-12 at Blackbird Air Park

L-1011 TriStar

BEA Tour Kuwait 1972 CourtLine BA Tours
PSA 1002 in TWA colors_ 1003 takeoff
Ship One Orbital Sciences Pegasus Launcher Experimental EFIS Panel


U-2R Display, AF Plant 42 Another View

F-117 Nighthawk

Displayed at AF Plant 42 Flyby @ Reno
More Reno Flight Test Formation Dropping GBU-12

ES-3A Viking

Prototype in flight Another view

Test Pilots /Ken Weir /Bill Weaver /Ed Brown /Jack Woodman /Darryl Greenamyer

Art Peterson, unsung hero Art, better known as AJ or Pete, was one of the best in the business, having survived at least one F-104 gear-up landing, riding a wheel-less SR-71 off the end of the runway at Edwards, and other harrowing experiences including more than one combat tour. Since I have known him, he has flown F-104's, A-12's, SR-71's, L-1011's, F-86's, U-2's, you name it. If you met Art, you would never guess he was an accomplished Test Pilot. One of the most unassuming people I have ever met. I was proud to call him my friend. The Photo is a NASA ER-2, on which Art made the first flight, and contains my good friend Frank Rowe, flight test engineer, and my buddy, Art Peterson. PETE PASSED AWAY 6/28/99. GOD REST HIS SOUL.

Unusual Shots

747/Shuttle/T-38 1011&Concorde
4 Engine TriStar Yours truly at 1011 FE Panel
Skunk Works airplanes OK, It's not Lockheed, but Awesome, North American XB-70
Another view of XB-70 For those of you who know me, that's Sharon and Lisa under the nose, early 1960's.

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