Divert Field Planning: Getting There Is The Easy Part

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Former NASA chief astronaut Robert L. “Hoot” Gibson crewed on five space shuttle missions, with STS-61C aboard Columbia his first as mission commander. Its goal was to put the first Ku-band communications satellite into geostationary orbit. What made the Jan. 6, 1986, launch, already twice delayed...
Fred George

Fred formerly was senior editor and chief pilot with Business & Commercial Aviation and Aviation Week's chief aircraft evaluation pilot. He has flown left seat in virtually every turbine-powered business jet produced in the past three decades.

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