Death of Fitzhugh Fulton, Jr.

June 6, 1925 - February 4, 2015
Thousand Oaks, California | Age 89

Dean of Flight Test dies at 89
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pilot Fitzhugh "Fitz" Fulton Jr., known as the "Dean of Flight Test" for his involvement in pioneering programs including the space shuttle piggyback flights, has died. He was 89.

Fulton died Wednesday at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks from complications of Parkinson's disease, his daughter, Ginger Terry, told the Los Angeles Times.

His four-decade career included flying for the military, NASA and Scaled Composites,...

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