Robert P. Harper, Jr., Co-developer of Cooper-Harper Rating Scale, Dies

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Aeronautical researcher and engineering test pilot Robert Harper, co-developer of the Cooper-Harper pilot rating scale for aircraft-handling qualities, died on Aug. 23. He was 92. Born May 13, 1926, in Gallipolis, Ohio, Harper joined the U.S. Navy in March 1944. He spent five months deployed aboard...

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