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Flight Suit Name Patch
- A one-piece garment worn by the pilot and crew of a military or light aircraft
- A flight suit is a full body garment, worn while flying aircraft such as military airplanes, gliders and helicopters. These suits are generally made to keep the wearer warm, as well as being practical (plenty of pockets), and durable (including fire retardant).
- Mend or strengthen (fabric or an item of clothing) by putting a piece of material over a hole or weak point in it
- to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt"
- Correct, enhance, or modify (a routine or program) by inserting a patch
- spot: a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
- provide with a patch; also used metaphorically; "The field was patched with snow"
- Place a patch over (a good eye) in order to encourage a lazy eye to work
flight suit name patch - US Air
US Air Force Military Camouflage Flight Suit Coveralls (Khaki, Large)
US Air Force Military Camouflage Flight Suit Coveralls BRAND NEW - Various Colors! - Collared Flight Suit. 2-Way Front Zipper. Made of Polyester/Cotton Material. Pleated Leg Zippers (Front/Bottom of Pant Leg). Adjustable Wrist Cuff Tabs with Hook & Loop Closure. Adjustable Waist Tabs with Hook & Loop Closure. Two Slash Pockets on Chest With Zipper Closure. Removable Name Badge Holder on Left Chest. Reinforced Shoulders/ Zippered Utility Pocket with Pen Holder on Left Arm. Under Arm Holes/Vents. Two Zippered Slash Pockets. Numerous Leg Pockets w/ Zipper Closure (One with Snap Closure).
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird @ The March Field Air Museum
Created by Kelly Johnson, the SR-71 Blackbird set the world speed record in July 1976 of 2193.167 MPH and has held it ever since. In the same flight it also set the altitude record of 85,068.997 feet. One SR-71, serial number 61-7972, was donated to the Smithsonian Institute and in a farewell flight, flew from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 64 minutes. The SR-71 was designed as a high-speed high altitude aircraft, providing pre-attack and post-attack reconnaissance. SR-71 aircraft flew most of their operational missions from Detachment 1, Kadena Air base, Okinawa. Between 1968 and its deactivation in 1990, the SR-71 fleet flew over 3,500 operational sorties. No SR-71 was ever shot down or hit by enemy fire, and they are known to have outrun 100s of missiles. It could fly 1 mile in under 2 seconds. It was at Okinawa that the Blackbird earned the nickname Habu after a native deadly snake. When the SR-71 flew, the Okinawans thought it looked like a Habu snake in flight. Sortie marks were tallied on the aircraft as small white habus. Constructed of 93% titanium alloy and composites, it produces original stealth technology. A special paint is applied giving it a higher thermal emissivity when cruising at high Mach and contains tiny iron balls that dissipates electromagnetic radiation. The paint alone adds over 60 lbs to the jet. The complex Pratt and Whitney J58 engines are very unique. Inlet temperatures can reach 1100 degrees C. and require astralloy discs in the turbine sections to withstand the heat. The combustion exhaust temperature reaches 3200 degrees F. The blast created by the SR71 stretches for 3000 feet and the turbulent air sizzles at over 200 degrees. The SR71 cruises in afterburner so it incorporates an Air Inlet Control System (spikes) and a bleed by-pass system, which increases or decreases airflow into the engine, when flying between subsonic and into the higher supersonic speeds. The largest engines of their timeto be built for an aircraft, they produce 160,000 horse power giving the blackbird a thrust to weight ratio of 5 to 1. Designed as a combination turbo-ramjet engine, after attaining desired altitude and speed, the engines remain in afterburner and speed is maintained by increasing the airflow passing around the engine, thus requiring less thrust from the core engine, and thereby consuming less fuel. These are the only engines built that effectively and efficiently cruised at Mach 3 and above for sustained time periods. Heat generated during flight can reach over 1000 degrees F. temperatures, with an average temperature of over 600 degrees, that causes the fuselage to expand in flight from 3 to 4 inches in length.. After landing, ground crews had to be careful of large titanium areas such as the main landing gear as these took a while to cool down. The flight crew wears special self- contained space suits to protect them during flight and to ensure survival during a high altitude cabin presssure loss or ejection. Temperatures inside the cockpit could get quite warm towards the end of a long hign speed cruise leg with temperatures of 550 degrees on the pilot's side windows. The small triangle windows in front of the pilot will heat to 625 degrees during cruise. . To heat their food they simply held it against the windscreen. A pair of complete suits cost approximately $185,000. The SR-71 uses a special JP-7 high-temperature jet fuel. It can carry 12,219 gallons and, at top speed, needs refueling every two hours . It consumes fuel at about 5000 gallons per hour. The fuel is very stable and doesn't burn easily which requires a chemical ignition system to start the engines. Tri-ethyl borane (TEB) is injected into the engines at start-up, re-start and when going into afterburner. The fuel system is also used to cool the aircraft environmental, hydraulic, oil, TEB systems, and associated lines. It seeps fuel on the ground and in the air until aircraft heating expansion seals off some of the leaks. Because of an average aircraft temperature at cruise of 600 F, rubber bladders could not be used in the fuel tanks. Tanks were built as tight as possible and silicon was used to seal the seams. Aircraft heating would cause the silicon to become brittle and leak. Every 100 flight hours the tanks had to be opened, the old silicon stripped out, and the new silicon applied. The SR-71 has 6 main BF Goodrich 22-ply rating tires, each filled with 425 PSI of nitrogen. Impregnated with aluminum powder to reduce heat, they cost $2,300.00 each and are serviceable for approximately 15 landings. Cameras in the SR-71 can map 100,000 square miles per hour in which selected targets could be enlarged 20 times for analysis. The SR-71 proved itself to be a valuable asset to the United States during the Cold War and a technological masterpiece. It was a thoroughbred; however, the $80,000 per hour price tag became too expensive to operate, lack of a real time data link, and finally being identified as
Apollo 7 Mission and Insignia
Apollo 7 was the first manned mission in the Apollo program to be launched. It was an eleven-day earth-orbital mission, the first manned launch of the Saturn IB launch vehicle, and the first three-man American space mission. Apollo 7 was a confidence-builder. After the January 1967 Apollo launch pad fire, the Apollo command module had been extensively redesigned. Schirra, who would be the only astronaut to fly Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions, commanded this Earth-orbital shakedown of the command and service modules. Since it was not carrying a lunar module, Apollo 7 could be launched with the Saturn IB booster rather than the much larger and more powerful Saturn V. Schirra wanted to give Apollo 7 the callsign "Phoenix" (the mythical bird rising from its own ashes) in memory to the loss of the Apollo 1 crew, but NASA higher-ups nixed that idea fearing public backlash. The Apollo hardware and all mission operations worked without any significant problems, and the Service Propulsion System (SPS), the all-important engine that would place Apollo in and out of lunar orbit, made eight nearly perfect firings. Even though Apollo's larger cabin was more comfortable than Gemini's, eleven days in orbit took its toll on the astronauts. The food was bad, and all three developed colds. As a result Schirra became irritable with requests from Mission Control and all three began "talking back" to the Capcom, leading to none of the crew being selected for further missions. But the mission successfully proved the space-worthiness of the basic Apollo vehicle. Goals for the mission included the first live television broadcast from an American spacecraft (Gordon Cooper had broadcast slow scan television pictures from Faith 7 in 1963) and testing the lunar module docking maneuver. The Apollo 7 CM as exhibited at The Frontiers of Flight MuseumFor nearly 30 years the Apollo 7 module was on loan (renewable every two years) to the National Museum of Science and Technology of Canada, in Ottawa, along with the space suit worn by Wally Schirra. In November 2003 the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. requested them back for display at their new annex at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Currently, the Apollo 7 CM is on loan to the Frontiers of Flight Museum located next to Love Field in Dallas, Texas. Apollo 7 was the only manned Apollo launch to take place from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 34, as all subsequent Apollo (including Apollo-Soyuz) and Skylab missions were launched from Launch Complex 39 at the nearby Kennedy Space Center. As of 2007, Cunningham is the only surviving member of the crew - Eisele died in 1987, and Schirra in 2007. Mission insignia The insignia for the flight showed a command and service module with its SPS engine firing, the trail from that fire encircling a globe and extending past the edges of the patch symbolizing the Earth-orbital nature of the mission. The Roman numeral VII appears in the South Pacific Ocean and the crew's names appears on a wide black arc at the bottom. Depiction in fiction Portions of the Apollo 7 mission are dramatized in the miniseries From the Earth to the Moon episode entitled "We Have Cleared the Tower".