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  • Air Launched Cruise Missile

    Boeing AGM-86 Air-Launched Cruise Missile The AGM-86 air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) is an unmanned air-to-ground weapon designed for launch from the B-52 Stratofortress and B-1 Lancer bombers. Its wings, tail surfaces, and engine inlet are folded while the host aircraft is carrying the missile but are automatically and rapidly deployed after
  • Aircraft Restoration

    Hill Aerospace Museum houses many unique and historical aircraft and missiles, each requiring constant maintenance and conservation. Many items arrive at the museum badly needing repairs and parts before they can even be placed on exhibit. Some require complete overhaul, while others are flyable when they arrive and therefore require minimal
  • Alberta Hunt Nicholson

    Women Air Force Service Pilots Alberta Nicholson was born in 1914 in Baker, Oregon, where her first airplane ride was in a Ford Tri-motor. She logged thousands of hours of flight time in a long life dedicated to aviation. Mrs. Hunt learned to fly in Salt Lake City and a distinguished flying career followed that included a tour in the Women Airforce
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) Although best known as the internationally-acclaimed scientist who invented the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell was also keenly interested in aircraft and flight. He and the other members of the Aerial Experiment Association built and flew several aircraft designs beginning in 1908. The Association was officially
  • Allison Turbojet Engine

    Allison J35-A-15AC Turbojet Engine The J35 turbojet was the U.S. Air Force's first axial-flow compressor engine. It was first developed by General Electric, but in 1947 production responsibility for the engine was given to the Allison Division of General Motors. By the time production ended in 1955, over 14,000 J35s had been built. This engine
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Mary Earhart (1897-1937)Perhaps the most well-known of all female aviators, Amelia Earhart was introduced to aviation history in 1928 as a mere passenger aboard the Friendship, a Fokker tri-motor purchased from Commander Richard E. Byrd by Amy Phipps Guest. Guest had hired Wilmer Stultz to pilot her across the Atlantic, but her family
  • American Aerospace Pioneers

    American Aerospace Pioneers Through the years, American aviators, designers, and scientists--civilian and military alike--have led the way in exploring the frontiers of flight. Many of these men and women became legends while striving to expand the limits of human experience. Charles Alfred "Chief" Anderson Henry
  • AQM-34L Firebee Reconnaissance Drone

    Teledyne Ryan AQM-34L Firebee Reconnaissance Drone Crew:   None Propulsion:   One Teledyne Continental J-69 turbojet; 1,920 lbs thrust Wingspan:   13 ft 0 in Length:   29 ft 0 in Height:   6 ft 8 in Weight:   3,200 lbs loaded Speed:   max: 645 mph; cruise: 485 mph Range:   750 miles Service Ceiling:   50,000 ft Armament:   None Cost:   $215,000 The
  • AQRI Pod

    Advanced Quick Reaction Instrumentation Pod The Advanced Quick Reaction Instrumentation Pod (AQRIP) was specially designed by software development personnel at the Ogden Air Logistics Center on Hill AFB in conjunction with personnel from General Dynamics Fort Worth Division for support of the F-16 aircraft. The pod recorded traffic on the
  • Ardeth "Art" Mortensen

    Art Mortensen of Ogden, Utah, began his flying career in 1926 as a "hangar rat," begging for flight time starting at the age of twelve at the old Ogden Airport located in Washington Terrace. He earned his pilot license in 1929 and took his first airplane barnstorming wherever he could get a few people to watch him fly and pay him for a ride. In