ALTITUDE RECORD SET ON THIS DATE IN 1958

 F-104
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Major Howard “Scrappy” Johnson (above) set a world altitude record, reaching 91,243 feet, flying a YF-104A from Edwards AFB in California.

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Major Johnson (center) being congratulated by fellow test pilots Captain
Walter Irwin (left), and Captain Jim Low (right).

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