L/E of 1000
S/N by the Artist & One Pilot
Image Size: 25" x 16.75"
Paper Size: 31.25" x 24.25"
Plane Type: Convair B-58 Hustler
On the morning of September 18, 1959, Convair first demonstrated the
radical concept of undetected low-level airspace penetration. Using a
fresh-off-the-line B-58, Chief Test Pilot Beryl Erickson hand flew the
aircraft from Texas to California, nonstop, at altitudes never above 500
feet, and at speeds of up to 720 mph. This 1,400 mile dash was
accomplished in just two hours and without inflight refueling, or the
use of any aerial navigation aids.
Personally autographed by Retired Convair Test Pilot Beryl Erickson
FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET by MIKA MACHAT (B-58 Hustler: Beryl Erickson:)@vbader.com/virginiabaderfinearts
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