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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.
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July 18, 1987 | United Press International
Voyager, the spindly airplane Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager flew in their record-setting global flight in December, has been loaded onto a truck for a cross-country trip to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, where it will be permanently displayed. The 111-foot-wide aircraft, which made the round-the-globe flight without refueling, was packed Thursday onto a truck that will take it on a circuitous route to the nation's capital. "Voyager will be moved intact . . .
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NEWS
May 24, 1987
The Voyager flew nonstop around the world but it may not get to the Paris Air Show next month. Spokesman Peter Riva said efforts to raise $425,000 to send the famous aircraft to Paris have been unsuccessful. The aircraft has a wingspan of more than 110 feet--requiring the use of a giant C-5A Galaxy military jet to transport it--and the money is needed to pay for the C-5A. According to Riva, it would be an "absurd risk" to try to fly the Voyager to Paris.
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
July 18, 1987 | United Press International
Voyager, the spindly airplane Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager flew in their record-setting global flight in December, has been loaded onto a truck for a cross-country trip to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, where it will be permanently displayed. The 111-foot-wide aircraft, which made the round-the-globe flight without refueling, was packed Thursday onto a truck that will take it on a circuitous route to the nation's capital. "Voyager will be moved intact . . .
NEWS
September 30, 1986 | Associated Press
The experimental Voyager airplane flew a four-hour test Monday that prompted the crew to decide that at least one more test flight is needed before attempting an unprecedented non-stop, unrefueled journey around the world. Pilots Dick Rutan, 48, and Jeana Yeager, 34, decided that they needed to evaluate the plane's handling in turbulence. The next test was scheduled for dawn today. Monday's flight began under sunny skies just before 8 a.m.
SPORTS
March 4, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS
Heading into the third round of trials, New Zealand has moved ahead of Italy's Il Moro di Venezia in the the Mondo Barca poll, with 36.2 points on a maximum scale of 40. Also, America 3 and Team Dennis Conner have switched fourth and sixth places. Mondo Barca is an Italian boating magazine. Others: Il Moro di Venezia, 34.4; Nippon, 31.8; America 3 , 30.2; Le Defi Francais, 30.0; Team Dennis Conner, 28.8; Spirit of Australia, 23.5; Espana '92, 20.0; Sweden, 13.6, and Challenge Australia, 10.5.
SPORTS
January 23, 1988 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
Sail America Friday confirmed that it will defend the America's Cup late next summer in a catamaran against the monohull of New Zealand's Michael Fay. It also said that it would do so in Long Beach or Hawaii--not the home waters of San Diego where the trophy now resides. The catamaran part of the announcement is certain to anger Fay.
NEWS
November 19, 1987 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, Times Science Writer
The team that set a new distance record for human-powered flight in January is back in Southern California with a new plane and new test pilots to resume preparing for a 72-mile flight from the island of Crete in the Mediterranean Ocean to mainland Greece next March. The new plane, called the Daedalus, is 20 pounds lighter than the 92-pound Eagle, in which medical student Glenn Tremml set the endurance record by flying 37.2 miles in 2 hours, 13 minutes and 14 seconds over Edwards Air Force Base.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1988 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
Sail America confirmed Friday that it will defend the America's Cup late next summer in a catamaran against the monohull of New Zealand's Michael Fay, and that it would do so in Long Beach or Hawaii--not the home waters of San Diego, where the trophy now resides. Fay, the Auckland merchant banker, had been in San Diego this week to discuss his challenge and reacted unhappily to the announcement. "We are now back in our respective corners," he said.
NEWS
May 24, 1987
The Voyager flew nonstop around the world but it may not get to the Paris Air Show next month. Spokesman Peter Riva said efforts to raise $425,000 to send the famous aircraft to Paris have been unsuccessful. The aircraft has a wingspan of more than 110 feet--requiring the use of a giant C-5A Galaxy military jet to transport it--and the money is needed to pay for the C-5A. According to Riva, it would be an "absurd risk" to try to fly the Voyager to Paris.
MAGAZINE
January 18, 2004 | Preston Lerner, Preston Lerner last wrote for the magazine about the future of the lawn in Southern California.
Mary Wallace "Wally" Funk, astronaut in perpetual waiting, strikes a self-consciously theatrical pose for photographers in front of her airplane at Santa Monica Airport, back arched, arms outstretched, teeth gleaming in her signature smile. Click. "You want us from another angle?" she asks like a supermodel directing her own photo shoot. Click. "How about at the back of the plane?" Click. "Oh, that's good, Cheryl. Can you get the 3 [on the tail] in the picture?" Click. "Photo op!
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