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December 24, 1986
Although Jeana Yeager spent less time at the controls during Voyager's round-the-world flight than did co-pilot Dick Rutan, she is by all accounts a superb flier and she held nine aviation speed and endurance records, four of them in Voyager, before Tuesday's landing. Yeager--no relation to that other famous test pilot, Chuck Yeager--graduated from high school and worked in Houston for a time as a mechanical draftsman.
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January 21, 1988 | Ann Conway
"How about a flying lesson?" asked Voyager pilot Dick Rutan, sweeping into a VIP reception at the Irvine Hilton & Towers. With that, the aviator who, with Jeana Yeager, set a world record when he circled the earth without refueling, whipped out a tiny balsa-wood plane and sent it swooshing toward a chandelier. "Oops," he said, watching it flutter into a nosedive. "Needed more forward lift."
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NEWS
June 26, 1987
America's oldest aviation club honored pilots Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager who flew the Mojave-based Voyager non-stop around the world in December without refueling. They accepted the prestigious Godfrey Cabot award in Boston from the Aero Club of New England. Previous recipients include helicopter developer Igor Sikorsky, Walter Schirra Jr. and Alan Bean of the Apollo XII crew, retired Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.), Gen. James Doolittle and Gen. Charles Yeager.
NEWS
June 26, 1987
America's oldest aviation club honored pilots Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager who flew the Mojave-based Voyager non-stop around the world in December without refueling. They accepted the prestigious Godfrey Cabot award in Boston from the Aero Club of New England. Previous recipients include helicopter developer Igor Sikorsky, Walter Schirra Jr. and Alan Bean of the Apollo XII crew, retired Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.), Gen. James Doolittle and Gen. Charles Yeager.
NEWS
January 8, 1987
The two Voyager pilots and designer of the fragile aircraft that flew into history last month by circling the earth non-stop will be honored today by the Legislature and Gov. George Deukmejian. Special commendations are planned by the Assembly and Senate for Dick Rutan, 48, and Jeana Yeager, 34, the first aviators to fly around the world without stopping to refuel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1986
After years of hard work with nothing but the internal rewards of a dream coming to realization, Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager flew around the world and fulfilled Burt Rutan's dream design. And with them went the fondest wishes of gutsy people everywhere. Interestingly, gutsy people have been in the news lately, contrasted against people of lesser character. Note how Ross Perot, Burt and Dick Rutan, Jeana Yeager and Lee Iacocca shine against the background chicanery of political types?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1986
How disillusioning to have an established American hero like Chuck Yeager turn out to have fleet of clay! His ill-timed comment that the Voyager flight was "meaningless" and the equivalent of crossing the country in a car with a big fuel tank was voiced at a time when he had just completed a truly meaningless "record" flight from Edwards Air Force Base to Kittyhawk. His comments belittled Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager at a time when any moment might have been their last. It betrays a great deal about Chuck's flawed character.
NEWS
December 18, 1986 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
At one of several press briefings this week in a cold, drafty hangar at Mojave Airport, a small, blue-eyed elderly woman squeezed herself, along with her daughter, between the reporters and television cameras. They listened while spokesmen for the experimental Voyager aircraft talked about the attempt by pilots Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager to fly around the world. Rutan was described as "testy" and apparently unwilling to follow advice that he share the controls with his co-pilot.
NEWS
November 27, 1986
Voyager, the experimental plane designed to fly nonstop around the world, completed its 60th test flight Wednesday, and project officials said they will decide in the next few days if they will have to delay the flight until spring. At least two more test flights are needed to see if the Voyager aircraft, equipped with new propellers and reconditioned engines, is ready for pilots Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager to attempt their 12-day flight.
NEWS
December 17, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Pioneering pilot Chuck Yeager set yet another aviation mark today, flying from the California desert to Kitty Hawk to establish a speed record and mark the 83rd anniversary of the Wright Brothers' famed flight. "It'll never replace sex," a smiling Yeager said as he emerged from the Piper Cheyenne 400LS twin-engine turboprop at 7:05 a.m. "I'd been waiting all morning to say that." Yeager said Dec. 17 is to aviators what Christmas is to Christians.
NEWS
January 8, 1987
The two Voyager pilots and designer of the fragile aircraft that flew into history last month by circling the earth non-stop will be honored today by the Legislature and Gov. George Deukmejian. Special commendations are planned by the Assembly and Senate for Dick Rutan, 48, and Jeana Yeager, 34, the first aviators to fly around the world without stopping to refuel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1986
How disillusioning to have an established American hero like Chuck Yeager turn out to have fleet of clay! His ill-timed comment that the Voyager flight was "meaningless" and the equivalent of crossing the country in a car with a big fuel tank was voiced at a time when he had just completed a truly meaningless "record" flight from Edwards Air Force Base to Kittyhawk. His comments belittled Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager at a time when any moment might have been their last. It betrays a great deal about Chuck's flawed character.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1986
After years of hard work with nothing but the internal rewards of a dream coming to realization, Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager flew around the world and fulfilled Burt Rutan's dream design. And with them went the fondest wishes of gutsy people everywhere. Interestingly, gutsy people have been in the news lately, contrasted against people of lesser character. Note how Ross Perot, Burt and Dick Rutan, Jeana Yeager and Lee Iacocca shine against the background chicanery of political types?
NEWS
December 24, 1986
Although Jeana Yeager spent less time at the controls during Voyager's round-the-world flight than did co-pilot Dick Rutan, she is by all accounts a superb flier and she held nine aviation speed and endurance records, four of them in Voyager, before Tuesday's landing. Yeager--no relation to that other famous test pilot, Chuck Yeager--graduated from high school and worked in Houston for a time as a mechanical draftsman.
NEWS
December 18, 1986 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
At one of several press briefings this week in a cold, drafty hangar at Mojave Airport, a small, blue-eyed elderly woman squeezed herself, along with her daughter, between the reporters and television cameras. They listened while spokesmen for the experimental Voyager aircraft talked about the attempt by pilots Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager to fly around the world. Rutan was described as "testy" and apparently unwilling to follow advice that he share the controls with his co-pilot.
NEWS
December 17, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Pioneering pilot Chuck Yeager set yet another aviation mark today, flying from the California desert to Kitty Hawk to establish a speed record and mark the 83rd anniversary of the Wright Brothers' famed flight. "It'll never replace sex," a smiling Yeager said as he emerged from the Piper Cheyenne 400LS twin-engine turboprop at 7:05 a.m. "I'd been waiting all morning to say that." Yeager said Dec. 17 is to aviators what Christmas is to Christians.
NEWS
November 27, 1986
Voyager, the experimental plane designed to fly nonstop around the world, completed its 60th test flight Wednesday, and project officials said they will decide in the next few days if they will have to delay the flight until spring. At least two more test flights are needed to see if the Voyager aircraft, equipped with new propellers and reconditioned engines, is ready for pilots Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager to attempt their 12-day flight.
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