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Bendix Test Flight Crew

    In 1966, Bendix Test Flight Crew number 2 flew the first test flight of the Apollo Range Instrumentation Aircraft. The test flight occurred on ARIA aircraft 60-0372. I had the privilege of working with both Frank Tatum, known as Mr. Antenna, and Billy Rowell in the 1970s.

Back Row Left to Right:
Walt Wichita, Glen Confer, Ken Platt, Frank Tatum, Billy Rowell

Front Row Left to Right:
Jim Walker, Bob Hancock, Harl Piety

Source:
Randy Losey
Bendix Radio Foundation