Extraordinary Photo Titled “Rudderless” via Thunderbird Neil L. Eddins 1959 & 60

Rudderless Eddins webOur team was flying low level in spread formation from Fairbanks to Elmendorf in 1960 when I felt a pretty good vibration … and then things smoothed out. I climbed to about 2,000 AGL, and one of the wingmen took this photo. We continued to Elmendorf, had no cross wind and landed without a  problem!

Our Maintenance crew replaced the rudder and we flew the next day!

Neil L. Eddins