The Dragon Lady is said to be difficult to fly, but remaining for more than 12 hours in its cockpit must have been an actual ordeal…
8/18/2009 – EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, California – The Missile Defense Agency’s
20090810 USAF photo Jim Shryne – YAL-1A Airborne Laser aircraft
Airborne Laser YAL -1A prototype aircraft successfully acquired, tracked, provided atmospheric compensation and simulated the directed energy kill sequence against an instrumented boosting missile target using three onboard low-power lasers on August 10.
Watch how a wingtip vortex can be dangerous
…and what wingtip fences (WTF) provide.