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Old December 20th 03, 12:03 AM
Chad Irby
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In article ,
"Mycroft" david wrote:

While I was watching the Scrap heap challenge that pitted the UK,
France & the US against each other to build an aircraft (Powered
flight centenary prog) the US pilot said this was his 96th aircrft
type he had flown. I was wondering if it is know who if anyone has
the record for most aircraft types & how many types have the pilots
here flown?


As a reference, Chuck Yeager had supposedly flown over 330 types and
models of aircraft as of his retirement... and that was 28 years ago.

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Old December 20th 03, 03:25 AM
B2431
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From: Chad Irby
Date: 12/19/2003 5:03 PM Central Standard Time
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In article ,
"Mycroft" david
wrote:

While I was watching the Scrap heap challenge that pitted the UK,
France & the US against each other to build an aircraft (Powered
flight centenary prog) the US pilot said this was his 96th aircrft
type he had flown. I was wondering if it is know who if anyone has
the record for most aircraft types & how many types have the pilots
here flown?


As a reference, Chuck Yeager had supposedly flown over 330 types and
models of aircraft as of his retirement... and that was 28 years ago.

--
cirby at cfl.rr.com

Remember: Objects in rearview mirror may be hallucinations.
Slam on brakes accordingly.




From: Chad Irby

Date: 12/19/2003 5:03 PM Central Standard Time
Message-id:

In article ,
"Mycroft" david
wrote:

While I was watching the Scrap heap challenge that pitted the UK,
France & the US against each other to build an aircraft (Powered
flight centenary prog) the US pilot said this was his 96th aircrft
type he had flown. I was wondering if it is know who if anyone has
the record for most aircraft types & how many types have the pilots
here flown?


As a reference, Chuck Yeager had supposedly flown over 330 types and
models of aircraft as of his retirement... and that was 28 years ago.

--
cirby at cfl.rr.com

Juan Jiminez of Aero-News Network has claimed to have flown over 1000 types.

Dan, U.S. Air Force, retired


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Old December 20th 03, 12:26 PM
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who if anyone has the record for most aircraft types
& how many types have the pilots here flown?


Eric Brown the British test pilot must be one of the elite in this
contest.

I'm a recreational pilot and a one-plane pilot, yet I've flown seven
types of aircraft.

Bush flew six types of aircraft that I know of

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Old December 20th 03, 05:46 PM
robert arndt
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Cub Driver wrote in message . ..
who if anyone has the record for most aircraft types
& how many types have the pilots here flown?


Eric Brown the British test pilot must be one of the elite in this
contest.


Yes, Eric Brown has flown a plethora of aircraft types... but one must
remember that Hanna Reitsch flew a cruise missile- the Fi-103 (V-1)
successfully as well as many sailplanes (including DFS 230), the Fw 61
helicopter, Me-323, Me-163, Me-262, Fw 190, and the heroic descent
into Berlin with Von Greim in a Fi-156 Storch. As the Fatherland's
best test pilot she was much braver than the guys and one of the last
century's greatest test pilots- female or otherwise

Rob
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Old December 20th 03, 06:11 PM
Kevin Brooks
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"robert arndt" wrote in message
om...
Cub Driver wrote in message

. ..
who if anyone has the record for most aircraft types
& how many types have the pilots here flown?


Eric Brown the British test pilot must be one of the elite in this
contest.


Yes, Eric Brown has flown a plethora of aircraft types... but one must
remember that Hanna Reitsch flew a cruise missile- the Fi-103 (V-1)
successfully as well as many sailplanes (including DFS 230), the Fw 61
helicopter, Me-323, Me-163, Me-262, Fw 190, and the heroic descent
into Berlin with Von Greim in a Fi-156 Storch. As the Fatherland's
best test pilot she was much braver than the guys and one of the last
century's greatest test pilots- female or otherwise


Deja vu...the vision of Arndt in the Dr Strangelove role fighting to keep
that right arm down just keeps popping up in my head.

Brooks

Rob



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Old December 21st 03, 05:23 PM
Ashton Archer III
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(robert arndt) wrote in message . com...
"M. J. Powell" wrote in message ...
In message , B2431
writes
From:
(robert arndt)

As the Fatherland's
best test pilot she was much braver than the guys and one of the last
century's greatest test pilots- female or otherwise

Rob

Not taking away from her accomplishments, but who says she was one of the
"greatest test pilots?" The fact that she was an ardent Nazi until the day she
died? The fact she was the first to successfully pilot a V-1 after 2 others
died?

Name one airplane besides the manned version of the V-1where she was part of
the test programs.


The Gigant?

Mike


From 1935-45:

See Adler amphibious glider (project cancelled)
Germany's first transport glider- which became the DFS 230
Me 321/323 Gigant (not part of official test team, insisted anyway)
Me 328
Reichenberg IV

Some other aircraft flown:

Kranich sailplane
Rhonsperber Junior sailplane
Fiesler Storch
Junkers 87 Stuka
Fw-61 helicopter
Me-163 Komet
Me-262 Schwalbe
Bucker trainer
Fw-190
Do-17
Ju-52

Rob


Eric Brown, who was chief test pilot at Farnborough during the war,
was aware of Hanna Reitsch but considered her a priviledged, freelance
test pilot for Nazi propaganda purposes since she never really
completed any of the prestigious aircraft test programs she took an
interest in.

The German male test pilots also didn't care for her especially with
her connections to Udet, Goering, and Hitler. This allowed her to come
into any advanced test program with no notice infuriating the other
test pilots. She would then take a few flights, report her findings
apart from the others, then leave for another project.

The only other female Flugkapitan test pilot resented Hanna too. Hanna
was glorified in the Nazi media and she was not, even though she
stayed with the programs she was involved with. At Rechlin, they both
tested the dive brakes on the Ju-87 but Hanna got bored and left back
for DFS.

Apart from the dedication Hanna had towards advancing aviation and the
variety of advanced projects she was priviledged to test fly, she was
more than anything a Nazi celebrity that expressed unwavering support
for Hitler.

That is what she is most remembered for, not so much for her test
pilot skills,

Ashton Archer III
 




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