Thursday, August 23, 2007

George L. Bright 1925-1997

George Bright Joined the US Navy in 1942. After WWII he was posted to the Naval Air Development Center. He was a pilot in a carrier-based jet fighter squadron, and graduated from Navy Test pilot school in 1952. He joined the Douglas Aircraft 1955, and then Hiller Aircraft in 1958 as a research pilot for the VTOL X-18 aircraft. He became the Chief test pilot for German aircraft company Entwicklungsring Sud, and made the first flight of the German VJ-101 X-1 VTOL supersonic fighter. He died in the early 1990’s.