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Mr. John B. McKay

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Local Address:  Coburg , Victoria , Australia
Flight Centre Limited
6Th Floor 1133 Melville Street
Vancouver , British Columbia V6E 4E5

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Employment History

  • Pilot
  • Test Pilot
  • Research Pilot
  • Research Pilot
  • Intern
  • Pilot Plant Technician
  • Research Pilot
    National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
  • Intern
    National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
  • Head of the Pilot Program for Information Sharing
    Justice Department

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Science degree , Aeronautical Engineering
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute
109 Total References
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NASA's Jack ..., 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.
"He would let things go a little bit farther than, say, Jack McKay might have," says NASA flight planner and stability specialist Bob Hoey.
NASA's Pilot John B. McKay - Objects That Appeared To Be UFOs Over Edwards AFB, 2 Feb 2008 [cached]
NASA's Pilot John B. McKay - Objects That Appeared To Be UFOs Over Edwards AFB
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.
HBCC UFO Note: I would like to add that yet another hero, Mr. John B. McKay served his country with "honor".
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)
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:
Jack McKay, ..., 1 July 2014 [cached]
Jack McKay, NASA's test pilot, was injured during the crash, but returned to service and flew an X-15 twenty two more times.
X-15's Emergency Landing on Mud Lake (11/09/1962)
Posted in Monthly Photo Series. Tags: Edwards AFB, Jack McKay, Mud Lake, NASA, Nevada, Nye County, X-15 on
On November 9, 1962, an engine ..., 4 Mar 2014 [cached]
On November 9, 1962, an engine failure forced Jack McKay, a NASA research pilot, to make an emergency landing at Mud...
In this configuration, NACA research ..., 25 Feb 2007 [cached]
In this configuration, NACA research pilot John McKay flew the airplane only once for familiarization on September 17, 1956.
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 in the program occurring on December 20, 1956, when McKay obtained dynamic stability data and sound-pressure levels at transonic speeds and above.
McKay and Stanley Butchart completed the NACA's investigation of this issue, with McKay flying the final mission on August 28, 1956.
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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