Category Archives: Testimony of Pilot -Series

Testimony of Pilot (10): Eileen Collins – Return to Flight

Testimony of Pilot# 10 In 1990, Eileen Collins was only the second woman to graduate as a test pilot and be selected as a NASA astronaut. She became the first woman to pilot a space shuttle mission during the Discovery’s … Continue reading

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Testimony of Pilot (9): Bob Hoover – the Best There Ever Was

Testimony of Pilot #9 the greatest pilot I ever saw.- Chuck Yeager Hoover’s “the finest acrobatic pilot we’ve seen in our lifetime”  -Astronaut Wally Schirra greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived – Jimmy Doolittle Diversity of experience over their careers is … Continue reading

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Testimony of Pilot (8) Neil Armstrong – Research Pilot

Testimony of Pilot# 8 I thought the attractions of being an astronaut were actually, not so much the Moon, but flying in a completely new medium. The pictures above do not represent the common perspective  of Neil Armstrong the astronaut … Continue reading

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Testimony of Pilot (7): Frederick Trapnell – Test Pilot at War

Testimony of Pilot #7 Aeroplane testing . . . demands for satisfactory results the highest training. It occupies no special place by virtue of this—it merely comes into line with the rest of engineering. Now, one can learn to fly in a month . . . … Continue reading

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Testimony of Pilot (6): Charles Lindbergh – THE Flight

Testimony of Pilot #6 An experienced aviator through his own eyes seeing and telling another aviator’s story of a dark and stormy night over the ocean most certainly more than qualifies for a “this is no s…t” testimony. With more night flying and … Continue reading

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Testimony of Pilot: Chapter One – Of Dragons and Ghosts

Testimony of Pilot #5 And like no other sculpture in the history of art,  the dead engine and dead airframe come to life at the touch of a human hand,  and join their life with the pilot’s own. When you believe in something … Continue reading

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Testimony of Pilot: Sightings – American Dragons

Testimony of Pilot #4 Sometimes no matter whether the words of a Hemingway or any author, no matter how skilled, the complete essence of story  just can’t be captured  as well as on the artist canvas. Sometimes the event itself … Continue reading

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Testimony of Pilot: “I Am a Dragon, America the Beautiful Like You Will Never Know”

Testimony of Pilot#3 From AIRSHIPS; Testimony of Pilot by Barry Hannah … Through Lilian I got the word that Quadberry was out of Annapolis and now flying jets off the Bonhomme Richard, an aircraft carrier headed for Vietnam.  He telegrammed her that … Continue reading

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Testimony of Pilot: “I’ll Remember”

Testimony of Pilot #2 by Richard L. Newhafer I remember the things of the past four years. They are as much a part of me now and forever as my very soul. The years of my life may be many … Continue reading

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Testimony of Pilot: Of the Telling of TINS and the Avoidance of Lawyers

Testimony of Pilot #1 You love a lot of things if you live around them, but there isn’t any woman and there isn’t any horse, nor any before nor any after, that is as lovely as a great airplane, and … Continue reading

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