Dick Rutan

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Dick Rutan
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Dick Rutan standing next to the engine of the XCOR EZ-Rocket
Born (1938-07-01) July 1, 1938 (age 75)
Loma Linda, California
Nationality American
Citizenship American
Alma mater Reedley Junior College
Political party
Republican
Spouse(s) Geri Rutan (divorced)
Kris Rutan
Children Jill Rutan Hoffman,[1] Holly Rutan
Parents George and Irene Goforth Rutan
Relatives Burt Rutan
Nell Rutan
Call-sign KB6LQS

Richard Glenn "Dick" Rutan (born July 1, 1938) is an aviator who piloted the Voyager aircraft around the world, non-stop with co-pilot Jeana Yeager. He was born in Loma Linda, California, where he gained an interest in flight at a young age.

Campaign for congress[edit]

In 1992 Rutan ran as a conservative Republican against Democratic congressman George Brown, Jr. in California's 42nd congressional district; comprised mostly by the San Bernardino region of southern California and viewed as a swing district. In the Republican primary, Rutan upset San Bernardino County Supervisor Rob Hammock, who had run a strong race against Brown in 1990. In the general election, Rutan ran on a platform that called for reforming congress and lowering taxes. Brown, first elected in 1962, was long known for surviving close elections and prevailed once more with 79,780 votes (50.7%) to Rutan's 69,251 (44%). Fritz Ward, a Libertarian, received 8,424 votes or 5.3% of the vote.[2]

Records[edit]

Besides the records Rutan set while flying Voyager, he has also set a number in his personal LongEze, including:

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