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William H. Rankin from The Man Who Rode the Thunder “FRee FALL”: JULy 1959 William H. Rankin The Man Who Rode the Thunder The Library of America • Story of the Week The Man Who Rode the Thunder 385 was now strangely pleased, knowing that I had not lost my oxygen mask.
The Man Who Rode the Thunder. I wasn’t expecting much from this first hand account and ended up surprised by the quality of the writing. The first two thirds of the book detail Rankin’s military career, providing a grounding for the type of person and pilot he is before laying into his account of emergency ejecting from his jet into
The Man Who Rode Thunder. William Rankin, a pilot in the United States Marine Corps, is The Man Who Rode Thunder when he ejected from his F8 Crusader on top of a cumulonimbus thunderstorm cloud. He had a very bad day that summer of 1959 by any pilot’s standard as not only did his engine fail but his parachute deployed in the middle
The Man Who Rode the Thunder : The True Story of the Most Incredible 40 Minutes in History Hardcover – 1959 4.9 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
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The Man Who Rode The Thunder – Pilot Ejects At 47,000 Feet Into A Lightning Storm. The Man Who Rode The Thunder – Pilot Ejects At 47,000 Feet Into A Lightning Storm This is the mind blowing, the real story of the man who rode the thunder, William Rankin. The American pilot was flying a F-8 Crusader at 47,000 feet when the plane fizzled.
The Man Who Rode the Thunder. In 1959, Lt Colonel William Rankin ejected from his F-8 Crusader at 47,000 feet. He was not wearing a pressure suit, which was a bummer because it was -58 °F outside the cockpit. Frostbite and symptoms of decompression. immediately ensued. …