June 9, 1974

1974: Northrop’s YF-17 prototype makes its first flight at Edwards AFB. Northrop pilot Henry E. “Hank” Chouteau flies the jet for 61 minutes at altitudes up to 18,000 feet and speeds of 610 MPH.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_w92JPHLUg

 

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