First to Fly

Posted July 22, 2013 at 4:12pm

What it is like to be a test pilot at the controls of a Super Hornet fighter fresh off the production line? Before Super Hornets head to the fleet, Boeing test pilot Steve “Bull” Schmidt puts them through their paces. A former Naval aviator with considerable experience in multiple aircraft types, Schmidt makes sure that the Super Hornet will do what it’s designed to do—dominate the skies.

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