Category: X-15 Pilot

Categories: Astronauts

X-15 In Flight

There were 12 pilots for the program: five from NASA, five from the Air Force, one from the Navy, and one from North American. Generally, pilots used one of two flight profiles -- a speed profile that maintained a level altitude until time for descent to a landing or a high-altitude flight plan that maintained a steep rate of climb until reaching altitude and then descending. The X-15 pilots in order of date of first flight and number of flights were:

Additionally, Alvin Swauger White, Iven Carl Kincheloe Jr and Lloyd Nims Hoover were assigned to the program, but never flew the X-15.


Person Profiles (12)

05 May 1930 Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States - 15 Nov 1967 photo
05 Aug 1930 Wapakoneta, Auglaize, Ohio, United States - 25 Aug 2012 photo
02 Oct 1921 Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States - 19 Apr 2006 photo
03 Nov 1930 Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, USA - 06 May 2014 photo
1930s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
18 Nov 1929 Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States - 07 May 2004 photo
08 Dec 1922 Portsmouth, Virginia, United States - 27 Apr 1975 photo
16 May 1922 Holdrege, Phelps, Nebraska, United States - 08 Dec 1990 photo
09 Oct 1924 Madison, Somerset, Maine, United States - 18 Mar 1993 photo
04 May 1926 Crookston, Polk, Minnesota, United States - 06 Aug 1993 photo
20 Feb 1921 Washington, Pennsylvania, United States - 08 Jun 1966 photo
06 Jul 1924 New York City, New York, United States - 17 Mar 2010 photo




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