January Meeting: 40th Anniversary of the F-15 ‘Streak Eagle’ Flights

MOAVHIST kicked off the new year with another anniversary, this time celebrating 40 years since the record breaking McDonnell Douglas F-15 ‘Streak Eagle’ flights, known for breaking eight time to climb records over a two week period in January 1975. Among the special attendees included former workers, family members, engineers, and Eagle pilots. The society was also payed a special visit by St. Louis Science Center representatives; President and CEO Bert Vescolani, Chief Institutional Advancement Officer G. Patrick Williams, Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Patti LaBrott and Commissioner Kent Schien, with talks of bringing an original F-15A home for display outside the center. With an attendance of around 70 persons, the presentation began informally with comments and stories over a slideshow of rare program images from the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum. To complement, original promotional videos of the record breaking flights were shown before the crowd gathered for a ceremonial cake cutting. The society thanks all special guests, volunteers, and veterans who helped round off another successful event!

Additional coverage and videos can be found from our friends at the Aero Experience.

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