Premier Lands on Aircraft Carrier?

A Beechcraft Premier I landed on an aircraft carrier, thanks to the magic of image-editing software. The composite photograph, which depicts the Premier I with its virtual tailhook extended, ready to catch the third wire of an aircraft carrier, was, in fact, a gift from Beechcraft to the commanding officer of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt before its deployment. The Premier I established a new speed record on the trip from Wichita to Norfolk, Virginia, making the 1,152-nautical-mile trip in an hour and 51 minutes, for an average of 639 miles per hour. The occupants of the Premier traveled from Norfolk to the Theodore Roosevelt on a Navy C2. The record is pending certification by the National Aeronautic Association.


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