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Box 8

 Container

Contains 27 Collections and/or Records:

Spin Avoidance Briefing, Intentionally Spinning the A-10 System, Program Director, B/G Brill (to obtain approval to proceed to the next phase of the program, intentionally spinning the A-10 to determine departure and recovery characteristics and procedures), March 14, 1975

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 20
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: 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: March 14, 1975

Stall/Spin Em Systems, 1974

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 21
Scope and Contents Descriptions of emergency systems and flight-test modifications to assist with potential problems that could arise during the stall/spin test series.
Dates: 1974

Stall/Spin Systems, 1975

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 22
Scope and Contents Correspondence and handwritten briefing slide notes on the spin training for the two project pilots; Bridges and Sam Nelson, Fairchild Republic Test Pilot, to prepare them to conduct spin tests in the YA-10.
Dates: 1975

Stall/Spin Systems TIS , 1975

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 23
Scope and Contents Test Information Sheet and approved Safety Review package for the Phase D of the Stall/Spin Program for the YA-10, also a briefing on Pave Penny Pod and a proposed high AOA indicator system is included.
Dates: 1975

Stall/Spin Committee Correspondence/Schedules, 1975

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 24
Scope and Contents Included are Bridges' hand drawn diagram of the profile and procedures for entering the spin corridor for a test point, a handwritten description of the first spin encountered, and various other correspondence relative to the test program.
Dates: 1975

Stall/Spin Procedures/Safety, 1975

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 25
Scope and Contents Various documents relative to safety procedures, e.g., briefing cards for the chase pilot, data reduction flow and timelines, Memo of Agreement for the program, Test Monitor Responsibilities.
Dates: 1975

Spin Avoidance General Info, 1975

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 7
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 26
Scope and Contents Includes various articles and specifications for reference are enclosed.
Dates: 1975

A-X/A-10 Historical Documents, 1972 - 1974

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 8
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 27
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: 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: 1972 - 1974

Polaroid photographs of a roll reversal sequence taken on one of Bridges' flights during the stall/post - stall/spin program, undated

 Item — Box: 8, Item: 1
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 27, Item 1
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: 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: undated

A photograph of the scheduling board used for the A-X Weapons Delivery Evaluation, undated

 Item — Box: 8, Item: 2
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 27, Item 2
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: 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: undated

Bridges' first flight in the YA-10, test cards, June 25, 1972

 Item — Box: 8, Item: 3
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 27, Item 3
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: 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: June 25, 1972

Bridges' first flight in the YA-10, test cards, June 27, 1972

 Item — Box: 8, Item: 4
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 27, Item 4
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: 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: June 27, 1972

First YA-10 and YA-9 flight test cards flown by the company test pilots, undated

 Item — Box: 8, Item: 5
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 27, Item 5
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: 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: undated

A-10 brake tests of new system installed after accident, undated

 Item — Box: 8, Item: 6
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 27, Item 6
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: 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: undated

Test cards for the first Air Force flights in the YA-9 and YA-10 flown by Major Buzz Lynch and Major Larry Fortner, A-X Test Force Director and Operations Officer respectively, undated

 Item — Box: 8, Item: 7
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 27, Item 7
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: 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: undated

Typical test cards and flight activity report for one of Bridges' test flights, September 19, 1974

 Item — Box: 8, Item: 8
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 27, Item 8
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: 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: September 19, 1974

Flight time for each pilot participating in the A-X Flyoff, undated

 Item — Box: 8, Item: 9
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 27, Item 9
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: 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: undated

Total time flown by the various aircraft during the A-X Flyoff, undated

 Item — Box: 8, Item: 11
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 27, Item 11
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: 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: undated

A10 JTF/SPO Names/Phone numbers, 1974 - 1975

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 9
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 28
Scope and Contents Includes various phone and attendance lists for the people participating in the development and flight test of the A-9 and A-10.
Dates: 1974 - 1975

A-9A/A-10A Training, various documentation of Bridges' training to fly these aircraft during the A-X Flyoff, October 1972

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 10
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 29
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: 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: October 1972

Captain Bridges, Roy D., Jr., Phase I Comp: 27 Mar 73, Bridges' Standardization/Evaluation folder for the A-10, March 27, 1973

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 11
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 30
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: 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: March 27, 1973

Stall/Spin Warning System Development and Test, 1975

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 12
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 31
Scope and Contents Various documentation describing the system and test plans for this system and test plans for this system conceived by Bridges to correct a deficiency.
Dates: 1975

Stall/Spin Flight Manual Write-up, various documentation on the first draft section for the Flight Manual on this subject, 1975

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 13
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 32
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: 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: 1975

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