A plane test drive has been around since the early 1980s.
But the first real test drive ever took place in 2002, when a plane carrying the US president took off from Florida to New York for a test flight.
A few months later, then US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice took the plane to Miami, where it was put through its paces on a flight.
A decade later, a test of a US drone that flew over Afghanistan and Pakistan was filmed and shared widely online.
That flight went ahead without incident, but the drone was shot down in an explosion.
It was then that NASA and Lockheed Martin began a project to develop a new type of plane.
For the first time, a plane could be flown from the US to a test site, and the pilot could fly the plane without a flight instructor on board.
In 2005, the US Department of Defense, NASA and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) agreed to launch a manned flight test of an unmanned aircraft to a site in California.
The flight, called the Air Force Unmanned Test Vehicle (ATV), was the first attempt to fly a test vehicle in space.
NASA’s John Grunsfeld, the head of the Air Mobility Command, was tasked with getting the ATV ready for flight.
Grunsfeld told the public at the time: “This is a test.
This is a testing ground.”
But as the testing ground was built, a few glitches in the plane’s flight control systems, including a lack of engine thrust, led to a crash.
The accident left the pilot and co-pilot dead.
In 2008, NASA’s John Logsdon and Lockheed’s Bill O’Keefe were flown to California to test the aircraft in an unmanned test flight at a new test site in Mojave, California.
“We had no choice but to make a very difficult decision,” Grunsfield told the press.
“We couldn’t fly the ATVs into the Mojave Desert and not be destroyed, because that’s the desert we’re in.”
The test flight lasted seven days, and during the test the ATVM crashed into the desert.
The plane exploded in flames.
The pilot and his co-passenger were killed in the crash.
The test was the largest in history, with a crew of four.
It took six days to get the plane back to the Mojaves.
But Grunsberg said the test was also a reminder that there were many other problems that could have been avoided.
“There were things that could be improved on that could help make the test go a little bit better,” he said.
During the flight, the pilot was flying a jet engine.
The aircraft was also being tested with a computer that could operate the flight controls manually.
It was also the first manned test to be filmed.
The Boeing 787-9 was designed for an eight-year life, and was powered by a Boeing 737 engine that was able to last at least 25,000 hours.
Although the 787s current model is a lot more fuel-efficient, it was also designed to fly for more than seven years.
But Grumpsberg said he didn’t want the US government to be saddled with another legacy of an expensive, complex aircraft.
“I don’t want to have to retire the 757 because of that,” he told the ABC.
“The 787 was designed to be the best airplane for what we need, but I think that was a mistake.”
The ATV was designed as a testbed for a new generation of planes, which have been developed since the mid-1990s.
The first Boeing 767s are now being built for the US Air Force, and Grunsheim said the first planes would be ready to fly by 2020.
Since the test flight, Grunsburg has also been flying the Boeing 777 and the Airbus A380, and he said that he planned to take them on a test trip in 2021.
“You can imagine, it’s not an easy thing to do,” Grumbles said.
“It’s a big deal for the people who are flying these planes.”
However, he added that he had been told that it was not in his best interests to take the flights because he had a busy schedule.
He said he was also told that he could only take part in the flight if it was a private jet.
“But you’re flying on a private plane.
If it’s going to be a commercial flight, I would be OK taking part in that flight,” Grutsberg said.
The Air Force has also announced that it will start a new, cheaper version of the Boeing 737.
Grunsberg and Lockheed are both expected to be among those who take part.
And with Grunsfields retirement at the end of 2020, it will be up