Lt. Col. Robert G. "Bob" Ferry, USAF

Lt. Col. Robert G. "Bob" Ferry, USAF (HM1BF8)

Location: Lancaster, CA 93534 Los Angeles County
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N 34° 41.883', W 118° 8.346'

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Aerospace Walk of Honor

Colonel Ferry distinguished himself in helicopters. Although he began his career as a fighter pilot, he became expert in helicopters, where he made his mark in 24 years of flight testing. He has flown 10,800 hours in 125 different aircraft, nearly 8,000 of those hours in helicopters.
As the Air Force Project Pilot on the Bell XV-3, he proved the tilt rotor concept which led the way to development of the XV-15 and V-22 Osprey. He is the only pilot to fly three XV types: XV-1, XV-3 and XV-9.
He flew the first flight and most of the envelope expansion on the Apache AH-64.
Ferry set world records which remain unchallenged for distance flying in helicopters by flying a Hughes OH-6A solo, non-stop and non-refueled from Los Angeles to Daytona Beach in 1966.
Paving the way for high speed and heavy lift rotary wing development, Ferry flew all flights of the XV-9A "Hot Cycle" helicopter to investigate new propulsion concepts.
Ferry has been honored with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots Iven C. Kincheloe Award, the American Helicopter Society's Frederick L. Feinberg Award and was the pilot selected for the Sikorsky International Trophy. He received specially designed awards from the Italian Air Force, the Hamburg Senate, S. Harry Robertson for his flight achievements.
Established in 1990 by the Lancaster City Council, the Aerospace Walk of Honor celebrates test pilots who were associated with Edwards AFB. Recognition is awarded for distinguished aviation careers marked by significant and obvious achievements beyond one specific accomplishment.
HM NumberHM1BF8
Placed ByLancaster City Council
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 11:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 395672 N 3840149
Decimal Degrees34.69805000, -118.13910000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 41.883', W 118° 8.346'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 41' 52.98" N, 118° 8' 20.76" W
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Area Code(s)213, 661
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 564-566 W Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster CA 93534, US
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