1984 Photographic Record of A Visit to Grumman Aerospace Corporation Calverton, Long Island N.Y. By Lawyer, Politician & USAF Veteran Stanley Fink & Assemblyman Paul E. Harenberg Examining the Experimental X-29 Jet
(Americana - 20th Century - New York - Long Island - Aviation - Grumman Corporation)

Calverton, Long Island NY: Not Published, 1984. F Album with 29 color & black and white photographs, printed on glossy Kodak paper; images of the visit of NY House Speaker Stanley Fink (1936 - 1997) and Paul E. Harenberg (1931- 2010), also a NY politician, to the Calverton Grumman Aviation plant to inspect the Grumman X-29 - an experimental aircraft built primarily for the use of DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) program testing - (from the NASA site) "... X-29 aircraft, featuring one of the more unusual designs in aviation history, were flown at NASA Ames-Dryden Flight Research Facility…The demonstrators investigated advanced concepts and technologies during a multi-phased program conducted from 1984 to 1992…provided an engineering database that is available for the design and development of future aircraft..."; photographs include the jet on the tarmac, official handshakes with company representatives, the X-29 in the hangar , workers, Mr. Fink & Mr. Harenberg taking turns sitting in the cockpit, the assembly line, plant photographs and an impressive aerial view of the Grumman manufacturing and testing grounds; photographs not credited, presumably by a company photographer and dated via internal evidence; 8" x 10" size approx. size photographs; all in the original imprinted official Grumman blue plastic hardcover three-ring binder; each photograph loosely inserted, two to a protective sleeve; a few of the sleeves chipped and worn; the photographs, clean, clearly-taken and in very good condition; an interesting visual record of this experimental jet aircraft at its inception and the involvement of politicians in promoting the aerospace and military. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 23823)


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