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Voodoo: Casting a Spell For 60 years

December 08, 2014 in Defense

In 1954, F-101A Voodoo tore through the sky at supersonic speeds becoming the first production aircraft to do so on its first flight. Now, the Voodoo is 60 years old and that’s reason to celebrate. Especially for the Voodoo’s former test pilot, Bob Little, who turned 89 this year. Little took the twin engine fighter jet on that maiden flight. “We had a real barn burner,” he said.

The Missouri Aviation Historical Society, the Florissant, Mo. mayor and dozens of former McDonnell Douglas and current Boeing employees recently celebrated the Voodoo and its milestones for its 60th anniversary.

Hear Little in his own words describe the historic first flight and discover the records the Voodoo cemented in history in the featured video.