Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Gale J. Moore 1921-

During WW 11,Gale Moore piloted B-17s and B-29s. After the War, he joined Los Angeles Airways and flew U.S. airmail in Sikorsky S-51 helicopters.
A co-worker told him that Hughes Tool Co. in Culver City, California, was seeking a test pilot for an unconventional helicopter, and that piqued his interest. Testing an experimental helicopter for Hughes would be the ultimate challenge to his flying ability. In 1952, he became a Test Pilot with Hughes Aircraft Division.
The Hughes XH-17 was flown by Gale Moore at the Hughes Airport in Culver City on 2 October, 1956 on its maiden flight