Lockheed Skunk Works is well known for its outrageous aircraft designs and cutting-edge technology. From the long list of visionary platforms comes today’s subject–an aircraft Lockheed wasn’t even originally invited to contribute a proposal for: the F-117 Nighthawk, also known as the “Stealth Fighter.”
On this episode, retired Michigan ANG Major Robert “Robson” Donaldson joins us to describe this once-top secret mystery craft including all the usual ‘aircraft series’ topics as well as a DESERT STORM story that will have you equally rolling with laughter and trembling in fear.
During the listener question segment, guest co-host Tra “Fish” Calisch addresses how the term “cockpit” came to be, the use of drop tanks, and whether high altitude training can reduce Generic term for any aircraft crew member, whether at the flight controls or not. susceptibility to hypoxia.