5 December 1956 – A Northrop XSM-62 Snark, 53-8172, N-69D test model, fitted with a new 24-hour stellar inertial guidance system, launches from Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex, Florida. It wanders off-course, ignores destruct command, disappears over Brazil. It is found by a farmer in January 1983. The Day They Lost the Snark By J.
Robert Tipton Galer
Col Galer is the son of Brig Gen Robert E Galer USMC and Dorothy “Sam” Beyer Galer. His wife is Kimberley Herbert Galer. Col Galer and his wife live in Midway, UT.
After serving in the USAF, Tip Galer continued to fly with the following:
1991-04 San Francisco/Los Angeles. Pilot in multiple aircraft, ATP Type Rated A-320, B-777, B-747.
Netjets, Inc.(Columbus OH)
1991-2004 San Francisco/Los Angeles. Pilot in multiple aircraft, ATP Type Rated A-320, B-777, B-747.
2004- Salt Lake City. Falcon 2000 pilot, “fractional ownership” operations
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