Memoirs from an Aviator's Logbook
This presentation was recorded on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 as part of the Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Lecture series. Admiral Edward L. "Whitey" Feightner is a nine-victory WWII ace who flew F4F Wildcats and F6F Hellcats. After the war, he was assigned as a test pilot at NATC Patuxent River, Maryland, where he tested the cantankerous F7U Cutlass. His illustrious career also included flying as a member of the "Blue Angels." Among his many command positions, Admiral Feightner also directed the design of future naval aircraft such as the F-14 and Navy Strike Fighter and implemented fundamental changes for all naval aviation forces before retiring in 1974 after 33 years in the Navy. This lecture was made possible through the generous support of Bombardier.