Larger than life Boeing test pilot Alvin M. “Tex” Johnston taking things easy next to the second of the Boeing B-52 prototypes -the first one to fly though- at Seattle, Washington in 1952. Johnston wears/suffers one of my weaknesses; the David Clark’s partial-pressure capstan suit. It seems to be a T-1 suit with an early ILC K-1 “Spiltshell” pressure helmet. Regrettably he doesn’t wear his trademark cowboy boots here….. he wasn’t called “Tex” for nothing.
Photo: Burt Glinn.