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Box 9

 Container

Contains 13 Collections and/or Records:

A-10A Air Force Preliminary Evaluations (AFPE) Test Objective, 1975

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 33
Scope and Contents Memo from Lieutenant Colonel Yates, SPO Test Director on the test objectives for the phase between completing the two YA-10 prototypes with modifications to correct deficiencies discovered during the Flyoff. Note: Bridges was the Operations Officer for the A-10 Combined Test Force during this period.
Dates: 1975

Leading Edge Slat AFPE #1 , circa 1974

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 34
Scope and Contents Includes various documents including an interim report on the test series to document the installation of leading edge slats to cure issues with engine over temperature, stall/stagnations and subsequent engine shutdowns in flight to prevent damage to the engines following certain high angles of attack maneuvers discovered during the A-X Flyoff.
Dates: circa 1974

Longitudinal Control AFPE #3 , 1974

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 35
Scope and Contents Includes various documents regarding the flight test plan to determine if corrections to the flight control system were adequate to cure deficiencies documented during the A-X Flyoff Evaluation.
Dates: 1974

DT&E #1 1st Flight, test cards and planning documents for the first three flights-two by the company test pilot to fly the pre-production A-10A, February 1975

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 36
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: February 1975

A-10 Briefing Slides and Notes, 1973 - 1975

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 37
Scope and Contents Briefing notes and talking point note cards that Bridges wrote to complete a briefing on the A-10 while Operations Officer of the A-10 Joint Test Force in 1974-75; yellow note pads briefing notes for a briefing that he gave on 18 March 1973 while a member of the A-X Joint Test Force; and various articles and items on the A-10 Test Program as references.
Dates: 1973 - 1975

Phase II Test Plan, Bridges' handwritten draft of a phase II test plan for the A-10 Program with reference documents, 1974

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 38
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: 1974

DSARC IIA Nov 74, copies of the briefing given in November 1974 to obtain authorization to produce the A-10 production aircraft, November 1974

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 7
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 39
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: November 1974

A-7/A-10 Fly-off, circa 1974

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 8
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 40
Scope and Contents Includes various documents including the Project Plan for this fly-off which came about because of objections to buying the A-10 by supporters of the A-7. Bridges assisted in the development of the test plan and checked out all of the fly-off pilots in the A-10 as the instructor pilot/flight examiner for the A-10.
Dates: circa 1974

A-10, first marketing brochure, Fairchild Industries , 1975

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 9
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 41

Thank-you note to Benita Bridges from Brigadier General Thomas H. McMullen, A-10 System Program Director, May 6, 1974

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 10
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 42
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: May 6, 1974

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