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September 24, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Lyle Shelton set a speed record Sunday to win his third consecutive Unlimited Gold championship at the National Air Races. Shelton, 57, of Granada Hills set a race record of 468.6 m.p.h., breaking his own 1988 record by more than 10 m.p.h. Shelton, in his modified Grumman Bearcat, beat second-place finisher Skip Holm of Woodland Hills to win the $50,000 first prize.
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April 2, 1994 | REBECCA BRYANT
Tammy Dodd has The Right Stuff. The 14-year-old pilot from Illinois, who has flown gliders, helicopters, balloons and aerobatic planes, added a fighter jet to the list Friday after taking off from Van Nuys Airport. Dodd, who has flown for nearly three years, is part of the Young Eagles, a project sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Assn. to interest youths in aviation.
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January 5, 2003 | Andy Meisler, Andy Meisler's last story for the magazine was a profile of sports agent-turned-educator Patrick McCabe.
Even for a layman, the concept is fairly easy to grasp: The lower a racing airplane flies, the better its pilot can see and the closer it can come to the spindly pylons that mark the inner edge of the racecourse. Which is probably why Ramblin' Rose, a 2,000-pound, 310-horsepower two-seater was flying at an altitude of about 60 feet at 2:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13.
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November 8, 2009 | Dan Weikel
Racing at speeds of up to 350 mph, the Soviet-made military jet made several low-altitude passes at the Santa Monica Pier, seemingly keying on the popular Ferris wheel as frightened onlookers scattered, some screaming. Emergency calls poured in to police as the aircraft flew about 50 feet off the ground, then spiraled skyward in a series of tight rolls, smoke trailing from its tail as if it were an aerobatic plane. The lifeguard in Tower 26 said the jet passed so close that she felt a wall of heat.
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February 24, 1987 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
Federal aviation officials said Monday that they plan to suspend for 180 days the license of a top test pilot accused last month of performing stunts in a World War II fighter plane that posed a "collision hazard" to a commuter airliner. The Federal Aviation Administration identified the accused flier as Skip J. Holm, a decorated Vietnam combat pilot who flew stunts for the movie, "The Right Stuff," and works in Lockheed Corp.'s classified projects section. Piloting a P-51C Mustang on Jan.
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March 26, 1987 | JACK JONES, Times Staff Writer
A veteran Vietnam War combat pilot was accused by Los Angeles City Atty. James Hahn on Wednesday of careless and reckless flying for allegedly performing stunts too close to a commuter airliner in a World War II fighter plane over Woodland Hills. Lockheed Corp. test pilot Skip James Holm, 43, is accused of a misdemeanor criminal violation in connection with the Jan.
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April 21, 1985 | PAUL DEAN, Times Staff Writer
For fortunate youngsters--among them Australian teen-ager Rod Laver and a London choirboy named Laurence Olivier--there have been discerning elders. For Shana Karam, 20, there is Bob Van Ausdell, 64. . . . He's a grand old artisan of the air. She's a beginning pilot. But he says she's got it. The Touch. Better, he believes, than Amelia Earhart and Jacqueline Cochran, who were adventuring feminists first and aviators second.
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