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Alvin S. White (1918 - 2006) RIP

Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:33 pm

He was the chief pilot for NAA on the XB-70. He died April 29th last year. He was 87 years of age (born Dec 9, 1918).

He also to my knowledge worked on the F-86, the F-100, and F-107, and has flown overall at least 125 aircraft, logging a total of 8,500 hrs during his career.

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RE: Alvin S. White (1918 - 2006) RIP

Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:33 pm

Wow... This is the first I had heard of this...

I had a chance to meet him about ten years ago, and because of the day, I have always been interested in the XB-70....

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RE: Alvin S. White (1918 - 2006) RIP

Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:07 am

What was he like?

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RE: Alvin S. White (1918 - 2006) RIP

Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:21 pm

Quoting Blackbird (Reply 2):
What was he like?

In all honesty, I cannot really remember... I was 12 at the time, and all that I remember was him talking about test flying the Valkyrie... It was at an aviation trade show, and I only met him for a total of about two minutes after his presentation... I have an signed photo of him in front of the XB-70 somewhere in a box... I should try to find it.

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RE: Alvin S. White (1918 - 2006) RIP

Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:29 am

Thanks for sharing. I did not know that.

May he rest in peace.



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