The wild blue yonder has been the area of the US Air Pressure for many years. On this slideshow, we’re taking a 75th anniversary tour of the aircraft that Air Force pilots have flown, from the late Forties to the current day.
Pictured listed below are F-16 Combating Falcons flying in tight formation for the Thunderbirds, the Air Pressure’s demonstration squadron.
It was in 1947 that the USAF turned an impartial army department, breaking away from the US Military on the daybreak of jet planes and the atomic age.
There are literally two dates from that yr to contemplate. On July 25, President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947, which decreed that the Air Pressure must be its personal separate department. Then on Sept. 18, the act took impact — and that is the date the Air Pressure celebrates.
This yr can also be the one hundred and fifteenth anniversary of the primary US army service devoted to flying plane within the nationwide protection: the Aeronautical Division of the US Sign Corps, which got here into being on Aug. 1, 1907. We’re looking at that period in a separate slideshow, spanning from biplanes to jet prototypes.
This was initially revealed July 27, 2017, to mark the seventieth anniversary of the US Air Pressure.