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The General Electric Flight Test Center in the 1960s

Grumman F-14 TomcatKen Haefner discovered to fly in the Air Force in a T-33. He served overseas in Okinawa throughout 1957-59 as a part of the twenty fifth Fighter interceptor Squadron that flew assist missions over the Taiwan Straight throughout Chinese shelling of Quemoy and Matsu Islands.

Upon returning residence, he resumed his job as an Electrical Engineer at GE Light Military Electronics Dept in Schenectady and was assigned to work on the Navy Self Adaptive Control Flight Test Evaluation, which was performed at the General Electric Flight Test Center (now the location of the Empire State Aerosciences Museum).

At 10 am, Haefner will talk about what it was wish to work at the GE Flight Test Center in the 1960s.

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum (ESAM), situated at 250 Rudy Chase Drive in Glenville, will maintain its month-to-month Fly-In Breakfast on Saturday, Saturday, February 18th, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. ESAM is a one-of-a-kind cultural useful resource situated at the Schenectady County Airport in the Town of Glenville.

Dedicated to deciphering aviation, significantly as associated to New York State, the museum gives guests a spread participating and academic experiences, together with interpretive displays, a spectacular assortment of restored plane, the State’s largest aviation library and an airpark with over 20 plane.

Exhibits embody the enemy plane in the movie Top Gun, a 13’ scale mannequin of the Japanese plane service “Akagi” constructed for the movie Tora, Tora, Tora and a mock-up of Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed 10, used in the TV film The Final Flight starring Diane Keaton. Also, newly erected, is a ½ dimension reproduction of a British Airways Concorde, in entrance of the Museum.

The breakfast menu will embody pancakes, french toast, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, espresso, tea and extra.

Pilots: Tower Frequency 121.3; Ground 121.9. Land at Schenectady County Airport and taxi to Richmor Aviation North. Tell them you will ESAM.

For extra details about the museum name (518) 377-2191 or go to the museum web site.

Read extra tales about New York aviation historical past right here.

Photo of Grumman F-14 Tomcat courtesy Empire State Aerosciences Museum.


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