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Dick Rutan had an engine out situation (at 1,000 AGL) yesterday in a Cessna 150 and made a successful forced landing.

 

The quote of the month goes to the AP -

Rutan said he was flying at about 1,000 feet when the engine died -- the AP said it was "fortunate" that he was so close to the ground

 

:confused:

 

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Dick Rutan had an engine out situation (at 1,000 AGL) yesterday in a Cessna 150 and made a successful forced landing.

 

The quote of the month goes to the AP -

 

:confused:

 

News link is here.

A friend once told me to do all our test flying close to the ground, when I asked why he said "you don't want to die of a sore throat do you?" :o

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Speaking of Dick, I was reading my brother's copy of National Geographic Adventure. On page 71, lower left paragraph, it states the following about the search for Steve Fosset.

 

Dick Rutan - brother of Burt, who mounted the first private flight into suborbital space - flew search missions

I'm assuming this is referring to the SpaceShipOne program in which case this is completely inaccurate. The only other possible thing that it could be referring to is some of the early round the world balloon competition. Didn't Dick try that? Maybe he did a suborbital flight, but I don't recall that.

 

So am I wrong or is NG wrong?

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Burt, who mounted the first private flight into suborbital space

I believe this is the context of the quote.

Dick is the brother of the guy who did that .......... not the guy who did that.

 

Kind of like me being related to someone who is wealthy .......... doesn't do me a lot of good personally :D

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oops, I guess I get to take the blame for mis-reading that. My 6 years of college served me real good. I won't say it was only for a 4 year degree. :rolleyes:

 

I geuss taht sntesese pbrobalby cluod hvae been wrdoed btteer.

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