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astronut
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From: South Fork, CO
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posted 11-27-2001 12:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astronut   Click Here to Email astronut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Friends,
I recently purchased a B&W photo of the X-1 in flight signed by eight of it's pilots. I would like to find out just how many pilots total flew this famous rocket plane, the X-1 (NOT the X-1A).

Thanks a bunch,
Wayno

Bob M
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Registered: Aug 2000

posted 11-27-2001 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob M   Click Here to Email Bob M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wayne,

Congrats on obtaining such a nice item -
Referring to the excellent book by Jay
Miller, "The X-Planes/X-1 to X-31," I have
counted a total of 18 different pilots who
flew the X-1. Five of these plts just flew
one flight & seven flew at least 10 flights.

The X-1 pilots listed in Miller's book follow: Albert Boyd
Joe Cannon
Robt. Champine (13 flts)
S. Crossfield (10)
Frank Everest (10)
James Fitzgerald
Patrick Fleming
"Slick" Goodlin (26)
John Griffith
Herbert Hoover (14)
Dick Johnson
Alvin Johnston
Howard Lilly
Gus Lundquist
Jack Ridley
Joe Walker
Jack Woolams (10)
Chuck Yeager (34)

(Some pretty famous names there!)

Completing a collection of autographs of all
18 these plts, some deceased many years ago,
would probably not be possible, but
autographs of, say, 10-12 would really be
a worthwhile challenge.

Bob McLeod

astronut
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posted 11-28-2001 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astronut   Click Here to Email astronut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
THANKS to Bob and the many who contacted me off-list. I really appreciate your help.

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Happy trails,
Wayno

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