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Americas first jet.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    Amazing how they built it and flew it within 13 months

    Guess there must have been a shortage of lawyers back then

    One time I read that Clyde Cessna paid $40 for manufacturer's liability insurance in the first 140 Cessna they built, on the last 172 they made before they resumed making them it was $40,000
     
  3. skeezix

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    Read a book on test flight - I remember the part about the wooden prop on the nose to fool onlookers. There was a story in the book about a group of pilots flying their prop fighters and one of the flight test jets pulled up into their formation. Of course they had no idea what the jet was. To make matters worse the test pilot had on a gorilla mask and was smoking a cigar. Or so the story goes.

    Neat piece of film!
     
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    Amazing how great the Germans were... glad we got their scientists and plans....




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