Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Grover 'Ted' C.Tate 1922-1996

Test Pilots G.C. Tate, Dick Johnson and O.D Lively after a test flight

B-58 Test Pilots Left to Right A.S Witchell, G.C. Tate, and C.T. Jones
Flight Test Crew E.E. Guthrie, G.C. Tate and Norm Stanberg perform an escape test from the B-58.

Grover Tate was a flight engineer and then navigator and spent almost his entire career flying in various flight test programs for some big name aircraft. The airframes he flew in operations and in test programs for include the B-26, B-58, B-36, and F-111.