Lot #3328
Al Worden's Signed RAF Instrument Pilot Rating Card

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Royal Air Force instrument pilot rating card issued to "Capt. A. M. Worden, U.S.A.F." on March 9, 1964, serial no. 35545, 2.25 x 3.5, signed on the front by the group captain and signed on the reverse in black ballpoint, "Alfred M. Worden." A different commanding officer also signs a renewal on the reverse. In fine condition.

Seeking to advance his career in the US Air Force, Worden studied aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan from 1961-1963, earning Master of Science degrees in aerospace engineering and instrumentation engineering. He then applied for U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, but was not selected; instead, he took part in an exchange program with Britain's Royal Air Force and trained at the Empire Test Pilots' School in Farnborough, England, where he earned this certification.

From the collection of Apollo 15 CMP Al Worden, and accompanied by a letter of provenance from his daughter Alison (Worden) Penczak.

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  • Dates: #607 - Ended April 22, 2021

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