Welcome to the North Spin,
A number of years ago, I had the idea to start a
site that focused solely on aircraft flight test.
Well, it took a lot longer to get around to than
originally planned (doesn't everything?), but here
Why do a site that only focuses on flight test? A
number of reasons... Obviously, there's already a
wealth of resources on the Internet for aircraft.
You can find plenty of info on combat aircraft and
their associated units, airliners, specific aircraft
types, and of course there's more than enough 'Area
51' type mystery aircraft sites. Many people may
find it more exciting to talk about Top Gun, Red
Flag, or the latest Dreamland rumor. I'm sure even
most pilots would admit that the idea of shooting
down a MiG, or bombing an actual combat target, is a
lot more exciting than running test cards. But what
about the people that make all that stuff possible
to begin with?
Most people have no idea how much time, money, and
effort goes into making all those aircraft, weapons,
and their associated systems, do the amazing things
they do. There's thousands of people throughout
history that have dedicated their lives to going
faster, higher, and farther, then ever before. Sure,
Chuck Yeager has always gotten a lot of attention,
and rightfully so... But what about all the others?
Well, this site is dedicated to them... All the
people that work day in and day out, in hopes of
pushing that envelope just a little bit further.
I would like this site to be *the* place for
everything flight test... Navy, Marine, Air Force,
civilian, rotor-craft, fixed-wing... Worldwide. If
it has to do with flight test, I want it to be here.
For now, there will be little focus on 'black
projects'. There's already plenty enough stuff
floating around out there about that kind of thing.
This site will focus on the facts... What's really
happening in flight test and the people involved
with it. I would like professionals to be able to
find something enjoyable here, as well as hobbyists.
Hopefully, this site will only continue to grow as
time goes on. There's already plenty of ideas for
new additions and features. In the future, anything
new that's been added to the site will be listed on
the 'New' page.
Please send any corrections, comments, or info to:
Thanks for visiting,
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