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Re: Off topic - Scott Crossfield
Back in the early days of space exploration, Crossfield was the only X-15
test pilot to have survived a crash and burn without his X-15 having left
On Thu, 20 Apr 2006 06:13:48 -0500 jrc <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> For those of us who focus on flight, this is very much on topic.
> Many of you who have met or listened to the legendary pilot, Scott
> Crossfield, may wish to know what an acquaintance just learned on a
> conference call with the National Commander of the Civil Air Patrol.
> Crossfield apparently went down yesterday while flying his Cessna
> 210 over
> the mountains of Georgia. The Georgia Wing thinks they located the
> site just before dark, and a ground team was on the way to the site
> Wednesday evening. He is 85 years old. Please include him in your
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may come at a substantial price in freedom, that law and order can be a
doublethink version of oppression, that individual liberties surrendered,
for whatever good reason, are freedoms lost." - Walter Cronkite, preface
to the 1984 edition of George Orwell's _1984_.