21 September 1956 – Grumman company test pilot Tom Attridge shoots himself down in a Grumman F-11F Tiger, BuNo 138260, during a Mach 1.0 20 degree dive from 22,000 feet. Tom fires two bursts from the fighter’s 20mm cannon during the descent, and as he reaches 7,000 feet (2,100 m) the jet is struck multiple
Joe C. Robinson
Joe Robinson spent 28 years on active duty with the USAF. Upon retirement, he accepted a job with McDonnell Douglas as an F- 15 simulator flight instructor for the Saudi Arabian Air Force at Dhahran.
He served there for ten years and returned to the States in 1993.
Currently, Joe owns a laser business doing custom awards and gifts. He’s an avid tennis player and has been married to Patricia for 54 years. He’s the proud father of 4; and the proud grandfather of 10.