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Jack Woolams was born on 14 February, 1917 in San Francisco, CA. Discover Jack Woolams’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 29 years old?
|Age||29 years old|
|Born||14 February 1917|
|Birthplace||San Francisco, CA|
|Date of death||(1946-08-30) Lake Ontario|
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Jack Woolams Net Worth
His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Jack Woolams worth at the age of 29 years old? Jack Woolams’s income source is mostly from being a successful . He is from United States. We have estimated
Jack Woolams’s net worth
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|Net Worth in 2023||$1 Million – $5 Million|
|Salary in 2023||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2022||Pending|
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Woolams died on August 30, 1946 in the crash of the modified P-39 Cobra I race-plane during a practice flight for the National Air Races in Cleveland, Ohio that were to occur the next day. Woolams flew the Cobra I from Cleveland back to Bell Aircraft in Niagara Falls on August 29, after obtaining a disappointing qualifying speed of 392 mph. Woolams was testing the plane over Lake Ontario late in the afternoon at speeds over 400 mph when it suddenly and inexplicably crashed into the water, breaking apart upon impact. His body was recovered 4 days later. After the wreckage of Cobra I was recovered, it was believed a canopy failure was the cause of the crash and Woolams’ death, however, eyewitnesses on the ground claimed to have seen the tail separate from the aircraft causing the crash.
There was internal debate at Bell Aircraft as whether to continue with the race or not, but Woolams’ teammate and fellow Bell test pilot, Tex Johnston, insisted that Woolams would have raced if it was the other way around. The day after Woolams’ death, Johnston went on to win the 1946 Thompson Trophy in the Cobra II, the identical twin of Cobra I.
After college, Woolams was hired by Bell Aircraft chief test pilot Bob Stanley as a test pilot. Woolams was soon transferred from the test flight division to the experimental research division. Woolams became chief test pilot when Stanley was promoted to vice president of engineering. In September 1942, he became the first person to fly a fighter aircraft coast to coast over the United States without stopping. In the summer of 1943, he set a new altitude record of 47,600 feet (14.500 m). He became chief test pilot for Bell in 1944. Woolams was the first pilot to fly the Bell X-1 and the only pilot to fly the rocket-plane at Bell’s research facility at Pinecastle Army Airfield in Orlando, Florida. Woolams was originally scheduled to fly the X-1 faster than the speed of sound, but that honor would go to Chuck Yeager.
Jack Valentine Woolams (1917–1946) – was the senior experimental test pilot and later chief test pilot at Bell Aircraft during the introduction of the P-39, P-63, P-59, and X-1 aircraft. He set a world record for altitude and was the first person to fly a fighter jet non-stop across the United States.
Woolams was born on February 14, 1917 (Valentine’s Day) to Leonard and Elsa Woolams in San Francisco, CA and raised in the suburb of Ross, California. Woolams attended the University of Chicago for two years before joining the United States Army Air Corps. He served on active duty for approximately eighteen months, after which he returned to the University of Chicago and graduated with a degree in economics in June 1941.