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Anniversary of the first "Have Blue" flight at Groom Lake

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posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 03:43 AM
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"Have Blue," is the predecessor of the Air Force's famed F-117A Nighthawk ...

To many people, Dec. 1 marked a realization that there were only 24 more shopping days to Christmas. But to people who are involved with stealth fighters, an event happened on this date that forever changed the world of aviation. It was the first flight of "Have Blue." Have Blue was the predecessor of the Air Force's famed F-117A Nighthawk -- the first "stealth fighter" in the Air Force's inventory.

On Dec. 1, 1977, just after sunrise at Groom Lake, Nev., HB1001 made its maiden flight, and history, as Lockheed test pilot Bill Park took it through its flight.


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