Thursday, June 23, 2005

A Legend in Aviation

I had the privilege to listen to Scott Crossfield speak last night at an event at Hanscom Airfield. His name is well known in the aviation history book along with Chuck Yeager and Neal Armstrong. He was the first man to go Mach 2 and then Mach 3 successfully (there was another man who had reached Mach 3 earlier but didn't make it back...). Now in his 80's, Scott is still humorous and quite inspiring to listen to.



The event itself was a promotional for fractional ownership for Cirrus SR22's. It's a beautiful ship, no doubt. I practically had to wipe off my drool in the all-glass cockpit...