Charles Tucker (test pilot)

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Charles Tucker (December 23, 1919 - April 26, 2010) was a test pilot employed by Northrop.[1][2] In conducting the initial flight test of the X-4 Bantam, he became the first person to perform a conventional runway take off using an X-Plane.[3]

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  1. ^ "Test & Research Pilots, Flight Test Engineers: Charles 'Chuck' Tucker 1919 -2010". 2005-09-14. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Charles Tucker Obituary: View Charles Tucker's Obituary by San Jose Mercury News". Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  3. ^ Miller, Jay (July 2001). "Chapter 8". The X-Planes: X-1 to X-45 (3rd ed.). Midland Publishing. ISBN 978-1857801095.