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This research aircraft was the first airplane to fly using a digital fly-by-wire electronics flight-control system with no mechanical backup system. The initial system utilized components from the Apollo spacecraft guidance and control system.
For the Digital Fly-By-Wire project, NASA technicians replaced cables and push rods in this F-8 Crusader with an electronic flight-control system coupled to a digital computer. The computer interpreted the pilot's control inputs and transmitted th…
This aircraft was used to train future Test Pilots & Flight Test Engineers from around the world by NTPS here at Mojave from 1994 - 2009.
Creating sonic booms over Mojave, the F-4 Phantom II could reach speeds of Mach 2.2. It was the last fighter to be flown by pilots attaining ace status in the 20th century. Upon its retirement in 1996, 316 F-4 aircraft were then converted to drone…
This jet was used by NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, California as the Landing Systems Research Aircraft (LSRA) in 1993 and 1994 to flight test space shuttle landing gear and braking systems. It was modified with a main landing g…
First County Seat
for Kern County
1866 - 1874
1866 - 1873
The Hay Building was initially constructed in the Victorian architectural style in 1894 for the Dinkelspiel brothers, Emile (1852-1906) and Louis (1854-1906). Dinkelspiel Brothers operated as a "Store of Fashionable Merchandise" at groun…
In 1863 Col. Thomas Baker settled on the site of the present City of Bakersfield and fenced a ten-acre plot of alfalfa. This became known as Baker's Field where travelers through the area camped with their stock for protection from marauding outla…
The Crites Building was designed by Bakersfield architect Benjamin McDougall (1865-1937) of McDougall Brothers of San Francisco and constructed as a two-story retail business by Charles J. Lindgren Company of San Francisco in 1900 for John Barthol…