The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 9, 1954 · Page 11
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April 9, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

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FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1954 BLYTHEVILIJE '(ARK.) COURIER NEWS Only One Unique Thrill Left In Flying; VTO Will Provide It By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent ; ' LOB ANGELES, Cal. (NEA)— Old-time test pilots agree there's about only one unique thrill to be experinced in aviation- They have flown faster than the speed of sound, blacked ouc, bailed out, cracked up, spun, looped, flown wings off planes and barely escaped death in a thousand hair-raising ways. . But no member of their fraternity has ever before zoomed straight up in the air in a plane from a dead stop, in the manner of a rocket. .Now however, it falls to ace Lockheed test pilot Herman R. (Fish) Salmon to try to prove that the ..human brain and frame can nego- itiat auch an experience. 1 -;;" He is the pilot who will first fly the Navy's revolutionary XYP--1, -an experimental aircraft built to 'take off vertically into the air with-out a runway and then fly like a /conventional fighter. ',' "I expect it will probably afford a preview of the sensation man experience in high-speed rocket flight take-off," Fish says. : ; This man, who couM go down in history as opening the door to the sensations of flying to the moon, is : 'a deceptively quiet, relaxed individual. Long time friends say that • when you really get to know Fish, however, you discover that he's exactly like the movie-version of a test pilot, he's "swashbuckling" and ;.he has an uncontrolled fondness lor practical jokes. At 40 he shows surprisingly little "of the wear-and-tear of ov of the - longest test pilot careers in the business. He's tall and lean and only EASTER, 1898-This elaborate Easter egg was created by Carl Faberge, jeweler to the Czarist Russian court in 1898. Czar Nicholas II presented the gift to the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna. Rose diamonds, rubies, pearls and other gems adorn the egg. Three oval miniature portraits of the Czar and his daughters, the Grand Duchess Olga and Tatiana, emerge from inside the egg at the touch of a push button. HERMAN (FISH) SALMON: "It will be an uncanny thnig . . ." the deep creases around his eyes reveal his age. Fish is a native of Milwaukee, Wis.. and began flying around the dairyland state when he was 18. Although only a raw youth he flew with all of the old pioneers of aviation, barnstorming with many alri circuses and shows. In 1940 Fish turned his flying talents to more profitable ends, accepting the job he nows has with Lockheed. Since then he has test- flown just about every military and commerical type plane Lockheed has made. He did all of the spin test* on the old P-38, flew half the dive tests on the F-80 and F-94, and did all the cerification tests on the cerification tests on the Constellation and Super-Constellation . One of Fish's values is that he has picked up a comprehensive knowledge of the complicated aerodynamic problems involved in modern supersonic flying. His title is "engineering test pilot" which means that he gets his data firsthand by flying and then works with the engineers in interpreting it later. His hobby is making and flying midget flying racinng planes. His shop, which is bigger than a two- car garage, is loaded with all kinds of fancy power tools and gadgets. He also gets a kick out of driving his block-long Cadillac sports car at high speeds. Speaking of his job with the XVF-1 he says: "It will be an uncanny thing to fly, beacuse of the terrific power available for the acceleration and deceleration. There's nothing today which will give a similar sensation. The flight position is one of the more unusual features of the plane which a pilot will have to get used to." For Fish's first flights in the plane, Lockheed has designed a Make Your Dollars k Buy More in ,'54! 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Saturday, where Wood is under x-ray treatment. Mr- and Mrs. H. C. Davidson of Greenville. Miss,, are spending a few days with her mother. Mm. Lena Mrs. Patricia McKinney, from Mississippi, is visiting her mother, Mrs. John Cunningham. Mr. and Mrs. H. Kurtz spent the weekend in Memphis, visiting Mr. and Mrs. Lfo Leach. Mr. and Mi* Joe Walters of Biy- thevillo. visited their son, Mr. and Mrs- Ewrll Walters, and children, Sherry and Horace Wayne. Mrs. Jean Boyles, of Charleston S. C., is spending a few days with her mother. Mrs. Charlie Watson. Mrs. .Sybil Heath, and daughters. Mr- ar.ci Mrs. Shannon Graves of Memphis, visited her daughter, Mrs. Harvey Graves. Mrs. W. A Demon's niece, the former Muss Mary Evelyn Cunningham, visued Mrs. Denton over the weekend Leroy Warren. Buford Denton, Bill Carter and several other men went to Shrevport, La., where they have jobs. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Bogan drove to Mount Vernon. 11., to visit Mr- Bogan's aunt, Mrs. J. L. Bogan, and her daughter. 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