At the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in Patuxent, Md., the students are experienced pilots, flight officers, and engineers, and the curriculum focuses on the right ways to test and evaluate aircraft. Here, in a photo from 2005, a flight instructor (right) and student go over a preflight checklist for a flight in an F/A-18B Hornet.
July 4, 2010 6:00 AM PDT
Photo by: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain