View Full Version : Former X-15 Pilot Dies
03-24-2010, 01:58 PM
An amazing career indeed. He flew P-51s in the ETO during WWII, got shot down and became a POW. Served again during the Korean war, Flew the X-15 (amongst other aircraft) as a test pilot, and went on to fly F-105s in Vietnam.
Wikipedia article: Robert Michael White (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Michael_White)
I have a great documentary about the X-15 and other X plane programs that was on NBC years ago called The Rocket Pilots. Wish they would release it to DVD.
03-24-2010, 05:16 PM
A life well lived.
03-24-2010, 05:49 PM
People like this never have an inferiority complex.