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    NACA Test Pilot: Neil Armstrong's Handwritten Flight Checklist for the North American F-86-E Sabre, Circa mid-1950s, Directly from The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. Neil Armstrong flew over 200 aircraft in his career. The F-86 was a mainstay fighter during the 1950s and he would have encountered many of them at Edwards Air Force base while a test pilot with the NACA's High Speed Flight Station. The checklist is written completely in Armstrong's hand in blue ink on the recto side only of a 5" x 8" page. The list outlines ground checks, climb, take-off, air starts, landing, limits and shut down. Slight toning to paper, very good overall. CAG 1002103-012. This lot will include a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

    Brief History of the North American F-86 Sabre: The Sabrejet was the first swept-wing jet aircraft in the U.S. arsenal. It proved a successful design and served with great success against its Russian MiG counterparts during the Korean War. The Sabre was produced in large quantities and served in several foreign air forces.

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    November, 2019
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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