Plane: X-15 #1 #670 Date: April 13, 1960

Flight: #4 T.O.: 09:15

Pilot: Major White Land: 09:24

Total: 09

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Real good buffet if you go beyond 8000 to 30000. Both roll and manifold pressures look good.

   

White:

I'm at 395 coming to 39,000. Takes a little to get going, how's my heading now?

   

Chase:

Looks good.

   

White:

OK

   

NASA 1:

Watch this, Bob, you're rolling away from it.

   

White:

How does it look now?

   

Chase:

65 Buddy.

   

White:

Thank you. Sure rough controlling a little here laterally but both my dampers indicate they are on.

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Roger.

   

Chase:

All through jettisoning.

   

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NASA 1:

OK, 10 seconds to turn.

   

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White:

448, OK I'm going to turn and I'm going to get my altitude back up, lost it on that other turn (?)

   

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5 below Mach

   

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Thanks

   

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White:

We're coming up on 4 corners.

   

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White:

Rudder pulse. Left rudder pulse.

   

NASA 4:

Bob, the winds are relatively calm on the lake

   

Chase:

Left turnout

   

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Right.... North Base.

   

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OK, indicating....250 knots.

   

Chase:

You can turn to the right, Bob.

   

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....edge of the lake.

   

White:

OK, How's my jettison look?

   

Chase:

It's off.

   

White:

No jettison, right?

   

Chase:

Affirmative.

   

White:

OK, I'm going back to pressurize the tanks.

   

Chase:

OK, we're just a little bit close.

   

White:

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....when we are. Pick up speed brakes.

   

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OK

   

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We're coming up on the track right now.

   

Chase:

OK.... get rid of it.

   

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...pressurization on, arm ventral, jettison

   

White:

OK, ventral's armed and I'll .... landing instrumentation...Better turn here whether I like it or not, huh?

   

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Right

   

White:

OK, let me know when the ventral is clear to go.

   

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Right.

   

White:

Is it clear to go now?

   

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You're cleared now. It's fine.

   

White:

OK, landing instrumentation on.

   

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Atta boy, Bob!

   

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If you can get him back in, say something.

   

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.... Bob, are you OK?

   

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Say again.

   

Landed.