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Air Force Active Duty and Test Pilot School, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Edwards Air Force Base, 1951 - 1978

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 283, Series 3, Sub-Series 1

Scope and Contents

This sub-series covers the time Ross was in test pilot school, and includes his flight test engineer training course application, Air Force active duty documents and test pilot course material. Also included are student flight records and checklists for T-33, F-4, O-2A and RF-4C and a flight test engineering handbook, Ramjet propulsion documents and research, overhead sled testing/MACH transparencies, "Design MACH 23" and speech notes, and Society of Experimental Test Pilot Reports to the Aerospace Profession for 1965 and 1975. A technical achievement award from Air Force Systems Command and course material for Physics 125, which Ross taught at Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio during this time period are also included in this sub-series.


  • 1951 - 1978

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English. One MIR publication is in Russian.

Access Information

Collection is open for research. Per donor request, some DVDs and VHS cassettes are listed as restricted, consult with archivist. Two folders contain confidential information and are marked as restricted.


2.783 Cubic Feet (Four letter-size full-width manuscript boxes, two legal-size full-width manuscript boxes and one legal-size half-width manuscript box)


This sub-series is arranged into three sub-groups.
  1. Wright Patterson Air Force Base
  2. Flight Test Engineer training course
  3. Test Pilot School

Processing Information

The course binders and folders are in original order, within the original binders and folders, unless their condition warranted removal to archival folders for preservation purposes. The finding aid lists the content of each of the nine training binders and five folders.


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States