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floydcarlsonmodel30

Fighter test pilot Floyd Carlson in the Bell Model 30, obviously in the winter. Note that this is the early version of the cyclic control which has the throttle grip on the cyclic. Carlson,like Arthur Young, had no helicopter experience and learned to fly the Model 30 on a tether. Carlson became Bell's chief test pilot for the helicopter projects, and the only pilot until Joe Mashman, a Bell fixed wing production test pilot, was assigned to the helicopter division of Bell. Mashman had no helicopter experience at that point. Bell photograph 203456.

floydcarlsonmodel30
johnbr, Jun 10, 2012
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