CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM [DELETED] RE PURPOSE OF FLIGHT, DRY REFUELINGS

Created: 1/25/1963

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5 JAM 63

TO IRECTOR,

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6 JAN 63

PRITY OXCART

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM BETWEEN TANKER AND REFUELING WITH THE ADJUSTABLE SEAT,

NORMAL AB TAKE OFF WAS MADE FOLLOWED BY CLIMB0 FT ALL FLYING WAS DONE80UMERIOUS HOOK-UPS WERE MADE WITH THE SEAT FULL DOWN WHICH SHOWED MUCH BETTER VISIBILITY AND EASIER HOOD-UPS, HOWEVER IT WOULD BE DESIRABLE TO LOWER THE SEAT MORE AND THIS WILL BE ATTEMPTED.

A HOOK-UP WAS THEN ACCOMPLISHED WITH DAMPERS OFF AND DEPENDING ON THE BACK UP PITCH DAMPER ONLY. THE LATERAL WAS VERY BAD TO CONTROL AND THE PITCH WAS DIFFICULT. HOWEVER REFUELING COULD BE DONE.

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A HOOK-UP WAS THEN ATTEMPTED WITH THE SEAT FULL UP IN THE OLD FIXED SEAT POSITION BUT COULD MOT BE COMPLETED. THIS SEAT POSITION IS VERY BAD.

DUE TO EXCESSIVE AIRLINE TRAFFIC IN THE AREA THE ACFT VAS CLIMBED0 FT AND RETURNED HOME. ORMAL DRAG CHUTE LANDING WAS MADE.

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