B-51 – Chuck Yeager & Russ Schleeh

May 17th, 2014

CYeager.B-51.Russ Schleeh

Even Col Boyd never got to fly it – although he wanted to do so, he never found the time.

In the ’50s, I used to fly it cross country to get home to Hamlin – speedy for its day. Three engines.

Russ Schleeh and I were two of the first to fly it.

Only two were made. Only a handful flew it. One crashed early on. The second one eventually also crashed long after Russ Schleen and I flew it.




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