Thursday, August 23, 2007
Fairchild-Republic chief test pilot Howard W. "Sam" Nelson on
May 10, 1972 at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. Five years later, on June 3, 1977, he died in the crash of U.S. Army A-10 during air display at Le Bourget Air Show
Howard Nelson had more than 10,000 hours flying time and had flown the F-80,F-100,F-102,F-105 and F-106.