Sun, Jun 19, 2005
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we
reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing
on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"This (breaking Mu-1) has been our
goal since we first began flight-testing in 1998. To prove our
technology we needed to do something that no one else had ever
done. We have had several setbacks, but no one on the team has ever
lost faith. This is amazing!"
Source: Jay Carter, JR, after CarterCopter
broke the Mu-1 Barrier at 0740 Friday, June 17th, 2005. The flight
test began at the Olney Airport in Texas. This is the first time in
history that any rotorcraft has exceeded Mu-1. Unfortunately,
another setback occured that afternoon when the aircraft suffered a
mechanical failure and was damaged in a hard landing.
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