Dick Rutan has departed on his last flight…

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Oh man! That guy was such a hero! One winglet grinds off so what does he do? He offloads the other! The flight was such a great accomplishment for civilian experimental aviation. And that it was done by two brothers (and Jeana) was just too perfect. He was my generation’s Lindbergh.

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I read the book several times in my youth and even built a scale-ish model of Voyager, in balsa wood.

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Open skies and rest in peace. :salute:

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Star Wars Salute GIF

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I remember when Voyager was hanging in ASM in DC, the ground off wingtip was easily noticeable.
Not sure if it’s still there or they’ve moved it elsewhere.