YO-3A "Quiet Star" NightRider on Silent Stealth Mission Over South Vietnam 1971
The Book! Coming 2014
Two events have come together to delay the release of the YO-3A book. This last summer, the Lockheed Missiles and Space Company test pilot, Quentin Burden aka "QB" was located and turned over the entire YO-3A test program files to QAA!! We have over 200 pages and many photos taken of the the planes in the program including the 1st flight of the YO-3A. Secondly, BG George Walker who was a Captain in command with the YO-3As in Vietnam has begun interviewing pilots and observers for the book. Early 2014 we will have a draft and by summer 2014 we hope to have the book published. I am very excited about what I consider will be a ground breaking book on the first military aviation stealth airplane.
Ernie Wells was Military Intelligence while the YO-3As were in Vietnam. Ernie has recently checked in and is giving us great intel stories aboout the YO-3A airplanes operating out of CanTho-Binh Thuy. Welcome home Ernie and we are looking forward to your contributions to our book on the YO-3A airplanes!!
Spy thriller involving the YO-3A
Congratulations to Mark Hewitt. Exciting espionage thriller that involves YO-3A 69-18007. I give this book a thumbs up!--Kurt
NASA Williams and Hogg flying.
NASA's YO-3A Army Lockheed YO-3A 69-18010 Cable Airport, Upland California January, 2010
We are attempting to get NASA's YO-3A in some local California Air Shows. Camarillo, Cable, Chino, Riverside.
The Quiet Aircraft Association is working on the books on the QT-2PC and the YO-3A. Dale Ross Stith is working on the QT-2PC prototype to the YO-3A and Kurt Olney is working on the YO-3A book. We are getting very close to a well written-laid out first draft. We will have the YO-3A book by the 2014 reunion. --webmaster
The YO-3A is a low altitude SILENT STEALTH night reconnaissance airplane that was developed for the U.S. Army for use in the Vietnam War, 1970-71. The YO-3A mission was to locate and direct destruction on enemy night operations. The YO-3A was not armed. It's only protection was its silence. The YO-3A was equipped with following mission equipment:
Night Stalkers by Roger WarnerU.S. soldiers in Vietnam heard rumors of ghosts; the Viet Cong chalked it up to bad luck. In reality, the startling pinpoint attacks depended on secret, silent spyplanes.
In 1966, the U.S. Navy sent a young lieutenant named Leslie J. Horn to South Vietnam to evaluate the use of night-vision devices in combat. Horn, a pilot and physicist, soon found himself in a patrol boat looking for Viet Cong in the canals and waterways of the Mekong Delta in the southern end of the country. With his Starlight scope, a handheld light amplifying device, he could see in the dark, but not through the thick foliage that lined the waterways.
We have extensive connections with Pilots, Observers, Mechanics, Crew Chiefs, Lockheed Engineers involved with the YO-3A, QT-2PC, Q-Star.
If you are looking for someone involved with the YO-3A please contact Kurt Olney at email@example.com