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Dick Rutan

Dick received his solo pilot's and driver's license on his 16th birthday. A fighter pilot in the Air Force, he flew 325 missions in Vietnam. After the Air Force, Dick joined his brother, Burt, at Rutan Aircraft Factory and flew test flight programs of many types of experimental aircraft. In 1981, he founded Voyager Aircraft to complete the first world flight. In 1986 he completed this quest and was awarded the Citizen's Medal of Honor.

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