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Dick Rutan
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Rutan standing next to the engine of the XCOR EZ-Rocket in 2005
Born
Richard Glenn Rutan

July 1, 1938 (1938-07-01) (age 83)
Nationality American
Citizenship American
Alma mater Reedley Junior College
Occupation Air Force pilot, test pilot
Known for Record-breaking aviator
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Geri Rutan (divorced)
Kris Rutan
Children 2
Parent(s) George and Irene Goforth Rutan
Relatives Burt Rutan
Nell Rutan
Call sign "Killer" (USAF) KB6LQS (FCC)

Richard Glenn Rutan (born July 1, 1938) is a retired United States Air Force officer and fighter pilot, test pilot, and record-breaking aviator who in 1986 piloted the Voyager aircraft on the first non-stop, non-refueled around-the-world flight with co-pilot Jeana Yeager. He was born in Loma Linda, California, where he gained an interest in flying at a young age. He is the older brother of famed aerospace designer Burt Rutan.

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