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Bill Lear

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Just finished reading his biography, and what a fascinating man! I had not realized his contributions to aviation - the first practical radio direction finder, the first autopilot for jets, and, oddly enough, the first 8-track tape! Not to mention the CRJ series and Learjet, of course. In all he held over 150 patents.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Lear

I would highly recommend reading up on him if you haven't already, quite an inspiring story.

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Last edited by Faucett on Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:24 am, edited 1 time in total

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Guest Ed Guest

I don't know that 8-track tapes are anything to be proud of, but the rest of it is pretty cool. 😂

Ed

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Guest Ed wrote:

I don't know that 8-track tapes are anything to be proud of, but the rest of it is pretty cool. 😂

Ed

That's what they will say about CD's in just a few years!!

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