Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2007
GENERAL From reader Rick Ray: What famous World War I fighter pilot was flying in formation with a bomber when he playfully reached out and grabbed the bomber's radio antenna, thus conceiving the idea of air-to-air refueling using a hose being handed from one aircraft to the other? Who was the first person to escape from an aircraft in peril via parachute? From reader Tony Bill: When and on what aircraft were variable-pitch propellers first used? A pilot walks into a flight school wanting to use the telephone there to file a flight plan. He notices three clocks on a wall that indicate 0800, 0850, and 0820.