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Old 03-29-2013, 11:58 AM   #4494
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Originally Posted by Bigger Al View Post
that was the F-104 that Darryl Greenamyer put together from scrap in the mid-70's. We was going to attempt to break the altitude record that was, at that time, held by the Russians. He managed to set a couple of low-altitude speed records, but the aircraft was destroyed in an accident in 1978. One gear refused to extend and Greenamyer had to eject.

American Jet also sponsored Greenamyer's highly-modified F8f Bearcat, "Conquest 1" for a couple of years at Reno. It now resides in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

Yup-
I worked on it after hours at American Jet
I worked for Allen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Paulson for five years before going to the airlines.
His stepson was my bestman and my closest friend today

anybody know about this? (turd)

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