Saturday, April 21, 2007
The Flying Wing
I took this photo at the World War II Air Museum in Palm Springs, California in February, 2006. My husband and I were very lucky and happened upon a speech by Brigadier General Robert Cardenas (Ret.) (http://members.tripod.com/derekhorne/cardenas.html) who was the first test pilot for the Northrup YB-49, Flying Wing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_wing). Following the speech, the air museum gave a demonstration flight of this small size, Northrup N9-MB Flying Wing, from Planes of Fame Air Museum, Chino, California (http://www.planesoffame.org/menu.php).