CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM [DELETED] RE FIRST FLIGHT FOR OUR PILOT LON WALTERS; INS

Created: 1/25/1963

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ADE PLIGHT NUMBER EIGHT DURATION ONEJDUR AND THIRTY-SIX HINjfTES.^JgOSS0 POjafig.6 PERCENT. MAXIMUM. jMAXIMUMEET. THIS WAS FIRST FLIGHT FOR OUR PILOT LOW WALTER St* INSTRUCTOR PILOT WAS BILL PARK.

WALTERS REPORTS THAT PREFLIGHT, PERSONAL EQUIPMENT SERVICES, CHECK LIST, ETC WERE SATISFACTORY. ALSO STATED VISIBILITY WAS SATISFACTORY AND STEERING AND BRAKES FELT GOOD.

TAKEOFF WAS MADE IN AB AND ACCELERATION FELT GOOD. ACFT WAS CLIMBED0 FEETEAS AND THEN SLOWED TO IT0 KEAS AT WHICH TIME FLIGHT WITHOUT DAMPERS WAS DEMONSTRATED. THE LANDING GEAR WAS ALSO CYCLED. ACFT WAS THEN CLIMBED0 AND ACCELERATED TO DESCENT THEM MAOE0 FEET FOLLOWEDINGLE AB CLIMB0 FEET TO CHECK ASSYMETRIC POWER CHARACTERISTICS.

FLIGHT WAS FOLLOWEDOUCH AND GOESORMAL

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landing, drag chute deployed normally and brakes felt solid, walters also reports that low speed and landing characteristics are excellent.

re scheduled for flights tomorrow, 25

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