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I forgot to mention today at 3:52 PM is the 60th anniversary of the take off into the history books for Robert Timm, and John Cook Sr.
Thanks for posting this. I enjoyed reading that article. How fun you knew the copilot and were friends with his son! Major personal significance for you.
A 10-hour flight is long enough in an airplane seat to get my spine screaming at me for relief. It’s still aching from a flight that landed on Friday evening.
I can’t imagine what Mr. Cook must have felt.
Great read, thanks. It brought back some memories because around that same time Chuck Banfe the father of a class mate of mine was making a solo flight around the world and we were all tracking his hops and listening for reports on our little am radios.