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Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 1996

Like most pilots with both civilian and military ratings, Eileen Collins has logged a variety of aircraft types: Cessna 150, Northrop T-38, Cessna T-37, Lockheed C-141, Schweitzer 2-33, and McDonnell Douglas F-4. Despite more than 4,000 hours of flying time in 30 different types of aircraft, the 39-year-old Air Force lieutenant colonel has no trouble singling out the logbook entry of which she is most proud: Date, Feb.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 1996

The magnitude of Bob Overmyer's death didn't really hit me until a few days after I attended his funeral in Houston. It was a Sunday afternoon in late March and I sat alone on a hill in a park, flying a kite.

Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 1996

Neil Anderson was 19 and studying for the priesthood at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1953, when a Navy recruiter desperate enough to interview divinity students laid down a challenge. "What do you do?" Anderson asked.

Time in Type

Article | Mar 01, 1996

Eating ranks very high on my list of favorite activities, somewhere just below flying and being with the love of my life for the past 36 years. Having had more lectures from NASA dietitians than I care to count, I am well aware of the need to maintain blood-sugar levels when doing stressful flying such as IFR approaches in low weather.

Time in Type

Article | Feb 01, 1996

"Oh, what a strange bird is the pelican, his beak can hold more than his belly can." Literature doesn't do justice to the fine flying qualities of the pelican, the scruffy bird of nursery-rhyme fame. The actions of these birds as they filch and pilfer fishermen's bait on the white sand at Cocoa Beach on Florida's Space Coast belie their tremendous flying ability.

Time in Type

Article | Jan 01, 1996

The summer of 1982 was full of marked contrasts as I trained for my first space flight. After an intense day of simulator training, I would drive to our local airport and pull the Starduster Too out of the hangar to log an hour of aerobatics.