For NASA Wallops Flight Facility research pilot Rich Rogers, July 26 brought an end to one of the things in his life that he has greatly enjoyed – flying Navy and NASA aircraft.
After a few quick laps around the Wallops airfield in the B200 King Air, Rogers settled the aircraft onto the runway and taxied to the hangar, along the way receiving a water cannon salute from the Wallops Fire Department. This brought his 39 year combined Navy and NASA flying career to an end. Rogers has spent the last 29 years flying for NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility as a research pilot, a career that took him on airborne science missions around the world.
This image shows Rogers in the cockpit, flying a T34 aircraft over Wallops Flight Facility.
Image Credit: NASA/Rich Rogers
图片来源： NASA/Rich Rogers