VINTAGE LOCKHEED F-104 SIGNED BY USAF TEST PILOT

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 03, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

THE MISSILE WITH A MAN IN IT!

This extremely interesting vintage 8x10 B&W photo depicts USAF test pilot Jim Rider with the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter at Edwards AFB. It has been hand-signed by Colonel Rider.

Jim Rider was a graduate of the Test Pilots School at Edwards. He flew in many of the test programs at the base during the 1960's and 1970's. He commanded the Lightweight Fighter Test Force which pitted the Northrop YF-17 against the General Dynamics YF-16. He also flew the incredible rocket-assisted Lockheed NF-104 Aerospace Trainer while at Edwards.

This is a vintage period piece and was printed at Edwards AFB. It is dated 1968. The photo is in fine condition and will make a terrific addition to any flight test history or Edwards collection.

Buyer pays $7.00 for Priority Mail shipping to the US. Your photo will be carefully packaged, stiffened against bending, and shipped with insurance. International shipping will be calculated at end of auction.

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