Jeana Yeager
Guy Lochhead, 21/07/10
Yeager worked as a drafter and surveyor for a company specialising in geothermal energy. She earned her pilot license age 26, but wanted ultimately to fly helicopters. She co-piloted (with her then-partner Dick Rutan) the Rutan Voyager on its record breaking non-stop, non-refuelled circumnavigation flight in 1986. Her marriage fell apart after the flight, and she began working as a ranch hand. I don’t understand someone who gives up a career in developing alternative energy sources for flying helicopters.

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