Interest in the new planes ran high and the first test flight across the entire system was set for October 2nd.
The engine was running smoothly; Linda climbed into the cock-pit and took it up in the air for a test flight.
Preparations for the test flight went on apace, and one afternoon Tom and Jackson took their places in the big, new aeroplane.
He didn't have to close his eyes to remember the test flight card he had filled out.
I'll start finding out tomorrow, with the first test flight of the ship in which the new drive is installed.
And in Number One the installations were complete and the ship's first test flight was scheduled for tomorrow morning.
He felt as if the test flight itself was secondary to what the senator thought about it, what he would say in his progress report.
The radio had been stripped out of the ship along with every other instrument not absolutely necessary to test flight.
Maybe he was just some pilot up on a test flight, but his sudden dash for the seclusion of the clouds didn't bear that out.