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Rutan standing next to the engine of the XCOR EZ-Rocket in 2005
Richard Glenn Rutan
July 1, 1938
|Alma mater||Reedley Junior College|
|Occupation||Air Force pilot, test pilot|
|Known for||Record-breaking aviator|
|Spouse(s)||Geri Rutan (divorced)
|Parent(s)||George and Irene Goforth 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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The Rutan Voyager, flown by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, designed by Burt Rutan
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