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December, 2019 Meeting: Around and Out of This World

December 19, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Dick Rutan headshotLT Col Dick Rutan, USAF (Ret.)
Test Pilot, Decorated Vietnam Fighter Pilot

Around and Out of This World

Dick Rutan made history in December, 1986 after completing a nine-day, three minute and forty-four second non-stop and non-refueled flight around the world, setting records that remain unchallenged today. He received the Presidential Citizen’s Medal of Honor by President Ronald Reagan four days after the epic landing.

A member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio, Dick received his solo pilot’s license and driver’s license on his 16th birthday. He flew 325 missions in Vietnam, 105 of them as a member of the Super Sabre Forward Air Control, a high-risk operation commonly known as the “MISTY’s.” He was hit by enemy ground fire on his last mission and was forced to eject from his burning F-100, to be rescued later. Before retiring from the Air Force in 1978, Lt. Col. Rutan was awarded the Silver Star, five Distinguished Flying Crosses, 16 Air Medals and a Purple Heart.

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December 19, 2019
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Event Category:


The Old Bold Pilots


Indian Wells Golf Resort
44-500 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210 United States
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