(1916-1996) graduated from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in
1940 and went to work as a test pilot for Bell Aircraft in 1943.
He also worked as an engineer for Bell and was assigned to the
X-1 project, where he taught Chuck Yeager about the plane. Frost
left Bell in 1949 and began working as an engineer for Stanley
Aviation in Buffalo. He was promoted to flight manager in 1954
and moved to Denver. In 1960, he started his own company, Frost
Engineering, known for developing equipment and pilot safety devices
for the Air Force and Army. Mr. Frost retired in 1986, but remained
active with his company until it was sold in 1994. See "Richard
Frost, 79, Flier and Engineer Devoted to Pilot Safety,"Rocky
Mountain News, November 8, 1996.
Updated September 18, 1997