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Final Cut-The Post War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors - 5th Edition


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:35 am 
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Chief test pilot Lloyd Child (C) with other pilots at Curtiss Wright factory Buffalo, NY, US 1941 Dmitri Kessel


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Chief test pilot Lloyd Child (C) with other pilots at Curtiss Wright factory Buffalo, NY, US 1941 Dmitri Kessel


The "portly" guy standing on the wing who looks anything but the fighter pilot image :-) is Herb Fisher, one of the premier test pilots of all time.
Herb was a charter member of the fellowship and a very great guy.
Working later in his life for the New York Port Authority, Herb was instrumental in setting up the approach corridor for the Concorde.
He also did the high mach dive tests for Wright Pat in the P47 that tried every propeller shape you can imagine. Herb's dives in the Jug
produced some of the highest mach numbers ever recorded for a prop fighter.
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