A B-52 Stratofortress, an X-24 lifting body, and an X-24A aircraft in flight over Edwards Air Force Base in California. The B-52 taxis at Edwards Air Force Base. Various views of Edwards AFB. The B-52 aircraft in flight. The X-24 lifting body aircraft and the X-24A behind the B-52. The X-24 and the X-24A leave vapor trails behind. They make landings at Edwards AFB.
A B-52 Stratofortress and an X-24A aircraft in flight. The Stratofortress and another aircraft in flight after taking off from Edwards AFB, California. The X-24A is released from the wing of the B-52. The X-24A aircraft in flight. It approaches Edwards AFB runway.
A B-52 Stratofortress carries an X-24 lifting body aircraft over Edwards Air Force Base in California. The Stratofortress aircraft in flight. The X-24 aircraft attached to the wings of the B-52. The B-52 Stratofortress drops launching X-24 aircraft. The X-24 is piloted by John A.Manke.
A U.S. Air force F-100C Supersabre jet rounds out in nose-high attitude, during attempted emergency landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The pilot applies full power, attempting go around, but the aircraft continues in the same uncontrollable condition (known as a "Sabre Dance"). The aircraft yaws to the right and its right wing lowers, striking the runway and causing it to crash in a ball of fire. (Note:The aircraft was being flown by Lieutenant Barty Brooks, of the 1708th Ferrying Wing, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas. He was to ferry it from Palmdale, California. When he experienced inflight difficulties. He attempted an emergency landing at Edwards Air Force Base, where cameras were set up for different purposes, but caught this event on film.)
A U.S. Air force F-100 Supersabre jet rounds out high in nose-high attitude, during attempted emergency landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The pilot applies power to go around without success as the F-100 enters a state known as a "Sabre Dance". The aircraft's right wing strikes the runway and it crashes on the runway in a ball of fire. (Note: This F-100 was being ferried from Palmdale, California, when it encountered problems, and the pilot elected to make an emegency landing at Edwards AFB)
U.S. Air Force X-15A aircraft first unpowered drop flight and landing in California, United States on June 8, 1959. United States Air Force Boeing NB-52A aircraft with X-15 under its wing, taxis and takes off from Edwards Air Force Base, California. American X-15 aircraft in captive-carry position, mated to pylon under wing of Boeing NB-52A aircraft. The aircraft taxis and takes off from the runway. Chase planes U.S. Air Force F-104A flies along NB-52A aircraft. X-15 releases from NB-52A aircraft in mid flight. Radar dish antenna records course of the flight. Pilot seated in the cockpit of F-104A aircraft. Technicians look at plotting boards and flight monitors. Pilot Albert Scott Crossfield converses with ground crew members. X-15 piloted by Crossfield lands at Rogers Dry Lake in California.