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Mr. John B. McKay

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Manager

Phone: +61 *********  HQ Phone
Local Address: Coburg, Victoria, Australia
Flight Centre Limited
545 Queen Street Brisbane
Cbd, Queensland 4000
Australia

Company Description: Flight Centre Limited (FLT) is an Australia-based travel agency group engaged in the sale of travel and travel-related services, and products. It has more than...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Pilot
    NASA
  • Pilot Plant Technician
    Ineos
  • Intern
    National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
  • Research Pilot
    National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
  • Intern
    NACA
  • Research Pilot
    NACA
  • Pilot
    The X-15

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree , Aeronautical Engineering
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute
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Web References
NASA's Jack ...
www.airspacemag.com, 1 July 2014 [cached]
NASA's Jack McKay, ex-Navy, happy-go-lucky, was the group's "best stick-and-rudder man," according to a number of pilots and program staff.
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"He would let things go a little bit farther than, say, Jack McKay might have," says NASA flight planner and stability specialist Bob Hoey.
In this historical photo from the ...
www.space.com, 13 May 2014 [cached]
In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, the X-15 flight crew is shown, left to right: Air Force Captain Joseph H. Engle, Air Force Major Robert A. Rushworth, NASA pilot John B. "Jack" McKay, Air Force Major William J. "Pete" Knight, NASA pilot Milton O. Thompson, and NASA pilot Bill Dana.
In this configuration, NACA research ...
bobrum.com, 18 June 2013 [cached]
In this configuration, NACA research pilot John McKay flew the airplane only time to familiarize themselves with September 17, 1956.
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Following this flight, Crossfield and NACA pilots Joseph A. Walker and John B. McKay flew the aircraft for such purposes as to gather data on pressure distribution, structural loads, and structural heating, with the last flight of the program occurring on December 20, 1956, when McKay obtained dynamic stability data and sound pressure levels at transonic speeds and more.
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McKay and Stanley Butchart completed the NACA's investigation of this issue, with McKay flying the the last mission on 28 August 1956.
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McKay and Stanley Butchart completed the NACA's investigation of this issue, with McKay flying the the last mission on 28 August 1956.
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In this configuration, NACA research pilot John McKay flew the airplane only once to familiarize themselves with the September 17, 1956.
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Following this flight, Crossfield and NACA pilots Joseph A. Walker and John B. McKay flew the airplane for such purposes as to gather data on pressure distribution, structural loads, and structural heating, with the last flight of the program occurring on December 20, 1956, when McKay obtained dynamic stability data and sound pressure levels at transonic speeds and more.
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McKay and Stanley Butchart completed the NACA's investigation of this issue, with McKay flying the final mission on August 28 , 1956.
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McKay and Stanley Butchart completed the NACA's investigation of this issue, with McKay flying the final mission on August 28 , 1956.
John B. "Jack" ...
www.mach-buster.co.uk, 21 Dec 2010 [cached]
John B. "Jack" McKay
Born on December 8, 1922, in Portsmouth, Va., McKay graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 195O with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering. During World War II he served as a Navy pilot in the Pacific Theater, earning the Air Medal and Two Clusters, and a Presidential Unit Citation. McKay was with the NACA and NASA from February 8,1951 until October 5, 1971 and specialized in high-speed flight research programs. He began as an NACA intern, but assumed pilot status on July 11, 1952. In addition to the X-l5, he flew such experimental aircraft as the D-558-1, D-558-2, X-lB, and the X-lE. He has also served as a research pilot on flight programs involving the F-100, F-102, F-104, and the F-107. Jack McKay was one of the first pilots assigned to the X-15 flight research program at NASA's Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. As a civilian research pilot and aeronautical engineer, he made 30 flights in X-15s from October 28, 1960, until September 8, 1966. His peak altitude was 295,600 feet, and his highest speed was 3863 mph (Mach 5.64).
On November 9th, 1962 Jack McKay was piloting the X-15. After launching from the B-52 mothership at 45,000 feet and lighting the XLR-99 rocket engine, McKay was radioed by Pete Knight, who was the flight communicator in the NASA control room, to check his throttle position.
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McKay verified it was at the full throttle position and was advised by Knight that the engine was only putting out 30 percent thrust.
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Knight radioed for a Mud Lake landing and McKay began a preplanned series of actions to make an emergency landing.
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The strut of the left main landing gear failed on touchdown turning the aircraft sideways and then rolling it upside down and trapping McKay in his seat with his head next to the lakebed surface. Prior to rolling over McKay had the forethought to jettison the canopy. The emergency crew that was pre-stationed at the site immediately moved into action. The Air Force helicopter hovered over the X-15 blowing away the pungent fumes of the anhydrous ammonia still venting from the aircraft while the ground crew was able to dig a hole in the lakebed to provide enough clearance to extract McKay from the cockpit. McKay flew the X-15 again, but he was an inch shorter due to crushed vertebra. Mckay died on April 27, 1975; due in part to the injuries he suffered in the accident of November 9th, 1962.
NASA's Pilot John B. McKay - Objects That Appeared To Be UFOs Over Edwards AFB
www.ufoinfo.com, 2 Feb 2008 [cached]
NASA's Pilot John B. McKay - Objects That Appeared To Be UFOs Over Edwards AFB
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NASA's Pilot John B. McKay - Objects That Appeared To Be UFOs Over Edwards AFB
HBCC UFO Research Note: I received an email from Mr. John B. McKay's daughter, who related "just" what was told to her by her Father. No more, no less as she mentioned. I also asked Mr. McKay's daughter about what to do about her name, should I remove it, or leave it in the report. She told me it was fine to leave her name in this report. I thank Sheri very much for her kindness in writing to me and for the information she provided in her report.
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HBCC UFO Note: I would like to add that yet another hero, Mr. John B. McKay served his country with "honor".
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John B. McKay was one of the first pilots assigned to the X-15 flight research program at NASA's Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. As a civilian research pilot and aeronautical engineer, he made 30 flights in X-15s from October 28, 1960, until September 8, 1966. His peak altitude was 295,600 feet, and his highest speed was 3863 mph (Mach 5.64).
McKay was with the NACA and NASA from February 8,1951 until October 5, 1971 and specialized in high-speed flight research programs. He began as an NACA intern, but assumed pilot status on July 11, 1952. In addition to the X-l5, he flew such experimental aircraft as the D-558-1, D-558-2, X-lB, and the X-lE. He has also served as a research pilot on flight programs involving the F-100, F-102, F-104, and the F-107.
Born on December 8, 1922, in Portsmouth, Va., McKay graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 195O with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering. During World War II he served as a Navy pilot in the Pacific Theater, earning the Air Medal and Two Clusters, and a Presidential Unit Citation.
McKay wrote several technical papers, and was a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, as well as the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.
He died on April 27, 1975. (Credit: NASA) http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/Biographies/Pilots/bd-dfrc-p010.html
Sheri's Email To Me.
Dear Brian, I just received the UFO article from my cousin.. I am writing to say that my father, John B. McKay, who had a twenty year career as a test-pilot at Edwards Air Force Base starting in 1951, told me that he had also seen, while flying, objects that appeared to be UFO's. My father did not work for the military, he worked for NASA, and has an astronaut rating for going into space in the X-15 rocket plane. These are the details of his conversation with me, nothing more or less to it:
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