By teaching students to land his Pitts S-2A, Budd not only dispels the myth of the reputedly "squirrelly" taildragger for hundreds of students - including Mike Melvill, test piiot for Scaled Composite's SpaceShipQne, and Peter Loeffler, an amputee who lost a leg in a prop accident, but also teaches seat-of-the-pants flying. On a recent ferry flight in a Cessna Caravan over the Pacific Ocean from California to Korea, he brought along a Spot Satellite Tracker, which continually reported his G PS-determined position via the Globalstar Satellite Constellation.
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