In 1963 Test Pilot on the RAE Aerodynamics Research Flight at Bedford. During this tour he flew all the UK research aircraft then flying. Flown over 80 different aircraft types, both fixed and rotary wing. 19 years of Harrier programme test flying.
WWII - Fighter Ace, Pacific. 9 victories, 4 probable's, 9 more aircraft damaged. He flew with VF-5 (USS Yorktown) during the Battle of Midway; took part in many of the key battles in the Pacific, from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima
Radioman/Gunner on TBF Avenger, Torpedo Squadron 8, (VT-8). Battle of Midway, WWII, 4 June 1942. Of the six Avengers, Ferrier's was the only one to return. Ferrier was wounded along with his pilot, the top gunner was killed. He was awarded DFC & PH
Member Early Birds of Aviation/devoted to history of early pilots. Started 1928 & membership totaled 598/Membership limited to the pilots of glider, gas balloon, or airplane, pre-12/17/1916. Time of Wright Bro's 1st flight-1916 when many trained 4 WW1
Administrator of NASA/National Aeronautics and Space Administration who gained the approval of the Nixon Administration on January 5, 1972, to develop the Space Shuttle as the follow-on human space flight effort of the agency
Charles Basil Foster (born January 17, 1923) is an English-born Canadian publicist, newspaper editor, author and songwriter. He was born in Cheshire, England. During World War II he was a pilot with the Royal Air Force
Research test pilot XB-60 & X-15 aircraft & other aircraft. Flew B-29 & B-50 which launched X-1 & X-2 rocket plane. 1966 became chief test pilot @ NASA Dryden Flight Research Facility where he tested X-15, 747 Shuttle Carri