Famous Jumbo Jet Pilots Meet at Museum
Qantas Capt. Richard De Crespigny and retired Boeing test pilot (and Museum of Flight Trustee) Brien Wygle pose before De Crespigny’s lecture on the evening of Jan. 11. De Crespigny delivered a riveting presentation about his unprecedented in-flight emergency while flying a super jumbo Airbus 380 from Singapore in 2010. The story of Qantas Flight 32 and how De Crespigny and the crew prevented a disaster is one for the history books. Wygle has long been a part of aviation history as one of Boeing’s top test pilots. His aviation accomplishments include copiloting the 747 on its maiden flight.