|Copyright © 2000 - 2013 by Richard W. Fraser All Rights Reserved
|A tribute to a very fine group of people who
had the Vision and Team Spirit to
do something different
The Rohr 2-175 (originally known as the 71-X) was the vision of several people
and a visionary CEO Mr. Burt Raynes, who pushed the design to completion.
The 2-175 accomplished it's first goal of a successful flight and if the
management of Rohr Industries, Inc. in Chula Vista, California.
At that time the Company could have made a well deserved profit
for the many years that followed.
|A gracious thank you goes to Don Westergren for sharing these exclusive photos of the
71-X. Don was the test pilot for this wonderful aircraft. Both Richard and Don had the
opportunity of working together at Rohr Industries, Inc. on this project and also on Rohr's
2KSES Surface Effect Ship project which is covered in another section of this website.
Very rare photos indeed. Although Rohr Industries, Inc. is now owned by Goodrich, the
remaining employees can be proud of the many accomplishments and Legacy that
"Pappy" Rohr has left behind.
|A Little Flight History
as provided by Don Westergren
FRASER AERO TECHNOLOGY COMPANY