Test pilot George Aird ejected from his Lightning F1 aircraft, 1962

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This is the story behind the famous picture of the test pilot George Aird ejected from his Lightning F1 fighter plane. The picture was taken by Jim Meads on September 13, 1962. It was published in newspapers all around the world at the time and many people thought it was fake until the Ministry of […]

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