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Box 7

 Container

Contains 11 Collections and/or Records:

Proposed Plan for A-37 Weapons Delivery Training and Evaluation Program in California, July 1971

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 12
Scope and Contents Bridges was one of the seven pilots competing in this evaluation. The top four, of which he was one, participated in the A-X Flyoff Bombing Competition and Systems Evaluation.
Dates: July 1971

Test Plan AX Air Force Flight Evaluation, George P. Lynch, Jr., Air Force Flight Center, Edwards AFB, California , December 1971, Revised August 1972

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 13
Scope and Contents Note: Bridges was one of the pilots competing in the A-X Flyoff evaluation. The winner would receive a production contract from the Air Force. The A-1 was selected as the winner and is still in active service today.
Dates: December 1971, Revised August 1972

Test Plan A-10 Materials, June 1973, Revised, April 1974

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 14
Scope and Contents Includes Test Plan A-10 Phase I DT&E, George P. Lynch, Jr., Air Force Flight Test Pilot and Operations Officer of the A-10 Combined Test Force during this phase of the test program which filled the time between the completion of the A-X Flyoff and the delivery of the first pre-production A-10. Also includes A-10 Air Force Development Test and Evaluation Plan, Phase II & III DT&E/IOT&E, Blake B. Allred, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, California.
Dates: June 1973, Revised, April 1974

Summary of Design Considerations for Airplane Spin-Recovery Parachute Systems, NASA TN D6866, Sanger M. Burk, Jr., Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, August 1972

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 15
Scope and Contents Note: As project pilot for the YA-10A spin avoidance program, this was a reference book that Bridges used to prepare for this series of hazardous tests during which a spin recovery parachute was installed but never used other than in functional tests before beginning to see how the aircraft would behave.
Dates: August 1972

Background Information and User Guide for MIL-S-8391, FTC-TD-73-2, Patrick S. Sharp and Collet E. McElroy, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, California , March 1964

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 16
Scope and Contents Note: As project pilot for the YA-10A spin avoidance program, this was a reference book Bridges used to prepare for this series of hazardous tests.
Dates: March 1964

SETP: Spin paper, August 1975 - June 1976

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 8
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 18
Scope and Contents Continuation of above, folder 2 of 2. (folder 2 of 2)
Dates: August 1975 - June 1976

A-10 Accident , August 31, 1972 - September 13, 1972

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 9
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 19
Scope and Contents This folder contains the "Rebuttal to Report of Non-USAF Major Aircraft Accident Involving A-10A Prototype, N/N 71-1370," which Bridges wrote after an accident board concluded that the cause of the accident in the YA-10 which Bridges was operating during a landing roll out was pilot error. He believed that the cause was a deficiency in the braking system. The Commander of the AFFTC concurred with his rebuttal, and the conclusions of the accident board were reversed. Subsequent to this accident,...
Dates: August 31, 1972 - September 13, 1972

Air Force Career, 1964 - 1996

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2
Scope and Contents Major General Bridges' Air Force Career spanned thirty-one years. The nine sub-series follow his career path; F-100 pilot, 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron and Commando Sabre Operation (Misty), Phu Cat Air Base, Republic of Vietnam; Test Pilot, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California; Astronaut Application Process and Selection; Commander, 6510th Test Wing, Edwards Air Force Base, California; Commander, Eastern Space and Missile Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida;...
Dates: 1964 - 1996

Test Pilot, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1964 - 1990

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents After returning from Vietnam, Bridges was assigned as an instructor pilot with the 3575th Pilot Training Squadron at Vance AFB, Oklahoma, from January 1969 to July 1970. He then attended Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, California, graduating in July 1971, and serving as a Test Pilot at Edwards from July 1971 to July 1975. Major Bridges attended Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, from August 1975 to June 1976, and then served as program element monitor for the F-15 and A-10...
Dates: 1964 - 1990

Roy D. Bridges Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 6
Scope and Contents The Roy D. Bridges Jr. papers document the extensive Air Force and NASA career of Roy D. Bridges Jr.The papers include but are not limited to, artifacts, audio visual material, awards, books, briefs and records, certificates, clippings, clothing, correspondence, diaries, documents, flight logs, flight checklists and data files, along with Bridges' pilot kneeboard notes, medals, mementos, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, textbooks, research papers, and working paper...
Dates: 1950 - 2013