CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM [DELETED] RE FLIGHT NUMBER 22 WAS LAUNCHED THIS AFTERNOO

Created: 7/6/1962

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FLIGHT NUMBERAS LAUNCHED THIS AFTERNOON FOR FLIGHT TIME OF ONE HOURS PLUSINUTES, BRINGING TOTAL FLIGHT TIME TO DATE TO TWENTY FOUR HOURS, PILOT MR PARKSa TAKE-OFF WAS IN AB WITH WATER, GROSSG WAS9 PERCENT MAC. CLIMB PATH STARTEDEAS. 0 FEET MSL THE DRAG CHUTE INADvERTENLY DEPLOYED, CAUSE IS UNDETERMINED AT THE MOMENT,ROKEN CHUTE DOOR LATCH MAY BE THE CAUSE, NO DAMAGE WAS DONE TO THE AIRFRAME AS THE CHUTE SEPARATED FROM ITS ATTACHMENT As IT IS DESIGNED TO DO WHEN DEPLOYMENT HAS NOT BEEN SELECTED BY THE PILOT BUT HAS OCCURRED INADVERTENTLY, DUE TO THE CHUTE DOORS BEING OPEN, THE HIGH SPEED PORTION OF THE FLIGHT WAS SCRUBBED AND EAS HELDNOTS, INVEST IGATIONS WERE MADE AT0 FEETACH. ATTITUDE MODES WERE USED, TO INCLUDE TURNS, CLIMBS, AND DESCENTS, PILOT VERY PLEASED WITH PERFORMANCE, STABILITY INVESTIGATIONS AT

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LOU SPEEDS VITH CC ATT ATERCENT MAC WERE MADE WITH DAMPERS OFT. PILOT REPORTED REACTIONS VERY GOOD, OTHER LOW ALTITUDE ITEMS WERE DELETED DUE TO ROUGH AIR AND FUEL WAS DUMPED TO LIGHTEN FOR LANDING, JUST PRIOR TO ENTERING TRAFFIC PATTERN, PILOT TRANSFERRED FUEL BETWEEN TANKS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE RIGHT TEST BEGAN, SYSTEM OPERATED LANDING WAS MADE WITHOUT DRAG CHUTE TO

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