First flight of Convair XB-36 in Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth Texas USA Date:1946, August 8 Duration:3 min 46 sec Sound:NO SOUND
First flight of Convair XB-36, on August 8, 1946, piloted by Chief test pilot Beryl Erickson and copilot Gus Green. Air and ground crews doing extensive inspections and preflight checks of the XB-36 parked on ramp. Two of the team standing on horizontal stabilizer examining the vertical stabilizer. Tail number 213570 clearly painted on vertical stabilizer. Two Air Force personnel standing next to one of the huge single main gear tires. Engines are started and XB-36 taxis toward runway. It spins around on active runway towards direction of takeoff, and commences takeoff roll, gradually breaking ground in a shallow climb angle.
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