Blog Category: Paris Air Show

GE Lifts the U.S. Into the Jet Age

On October 1, 1942, a Bell XP-59A Airacomet powered by two GE I-A turbojet engines roared down a remote runway at Muroc Dry Lake in California and slowly lifted off the ground. From modest beginnings in the California desert, the United States had entered The Jet Age.


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