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Created: 6/20/1962

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EYES ONLY CCL DEERLI, MR PARANCOSKI, FROM

IN ADSENCE OF COL NELSON FOLLOWING ROUTINE POSTFLICHTACT INC DEPUTY COMMANDER FOR OPERATIONS,

FLIGHT NUMBER TWELVE AIRBORNE THIS MORNING FOR ONE HOUR AND NINE MINUTES. TOTAL TIME TO DATE IS THIRTEEN HOURS, TWENTY MINUTES. TAKE-OFF WAS IN AD AT CROSS WEIGHT OF0 POUNDS WITH CC2 PERCENT MAC. CLIMB TOHOUSAND FEET AND ACCEL TO iJi MACH. AT THISODERATE VIBRATION WAS THIS VIBRATION WAS OF LESS MAGNITUDE THAN EXPERIENCED ON PREVIOUS FLICirr, NO VIBRATION COULD BE VlSU*-LY DETECTED BY THE CHASE PILOT,

A DESCENT TOEET WAS MADE TO ENTER APHASE SIMULATION. INCLUDED DURING THIS PHASETATIC LONGITUDINAL STABILITY TEST AND DIFFERENTIAL CAIN FOR THE PITCH CAMPER.

OORS WERE SUCCESSFULLY ACTIVATED ATACH AND AGAIN

APPROVED FOP RELRA.SK DATE: 7

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EAS. AN AIRSPEED CALIBRATION WAS ACCOMPLISHES DOWN TO 1S0 KEAS.

DESCENT TOUNDRED VITH WINDUP TURNSECELERATINGEASEAS. FORMATION WITH THEACTING AS TANKER AIR CRAFT VAS FLOW VITH EXCELLENT RESULTS. THROUGH THEWINDOW WAS GOOD IN THE CONTACT POSITION AS WELL ASIGHT WING POSITION. PILOT WAS VERY PLEASE* WITH THE FORMATION AND SIMULATED REFUELING CHARACTERISTICS,

A LANDING WAS ACCOMPLISHED0 PERCENT MAC IN MILD ROUGH AIR WITH THE PITCH DAMPER IN OFF POSITION, THIS IS THE MOST AFT CC LANDING TO DATE. THE DRAG CHUTE WAS DEPLOYEDNOTS. THE TOP RISERS FAILED BUT CHUTE CREATED NOTICEABLE DRAG. AIRCRAFT WAS STOPPEDFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY |

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THIS AFTERNOON'S ACTIVITIES INCLUDE AN ENGINE RUN-UP AND TAXI TESTS. FLIGHT NUMBERCHEDULED FOR EARLY MORNING TAKE-OFF TOMORROW,UNE, WITH MR. PARK AS THE PILOT. THIS WELL BE MR. PARK'S FIRST FLIGHT IN BIRD.

WEATHER WAS CLEAR FOR ENTIRE FLIGHT. LIGHT TURBULENCE AT LOWER FLIGHT5 THOUSAND ANDND CALM WINDS FOR TAKE-OFF AND LANDING.

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