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    NACA Test Pilot: Flight Checklist for the Lockheed F-104A Starfighter, Circa 1950s, Directly from The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. Just one of the many aircraft types Neil Armstrong encountered as test pilot to NACA's High-Speed Flight Station at Edwards Air Force Base. In fact Armstrong was a project pilot on the Starfighter. The checklist is printed on a sheet measuring 8" x 5". The checklist outlines basic functions involving starting, aircraft limits, take off, landing, air starts, shut down, climb and aircraft limitations. Armstrong has made a couple of pencil notations on the recto side. Moderate to heavy handling wear, with modest creasing, scattered stains, good overall. Sealed in a numbered archival folder, CAG 1002104-010. This lot will include a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

    Brief History of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter: The Starfighter was designed as a single-engine supersonic interceptor aircraft. The aircraft was built under license by other countries including Germany and Japan. The aircraft was plagued with safety issues and the Germans called it the "widow maker".

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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