Saturday, January 10, 2009

O.Edwin ' Pat' Tibbs 1909-1982

O.E Pat Tibbs (left) with E.R. 'Dutch Gelvin and un-identified

O.E Pat Tibbs (right) E.R. 'Dutch Gelvin and un-identified.



Pat Tibbs was the Chief Test Pilot of the Martin Aircraft Company. He made the maiden flights of many aircraft, including these listed below


AM-1 Mauler performed its initial flight on 26 August 1944


XP4M-1 "Mercator" performed its initial flight on 20 September 1946


XB-48 performed its initial flight on 22 June 1947


XB-51 performed its initial flight on 28 October 1949


B-57A performed its initial flight on 20 July 1953