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World famous aviator Dick Rutan makes a special visit

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World famous aviator Dick Rutan flew into Paso Robles airport for a special visit on Saturday.

Rutan came to the Central Coast to visit a friend. He was actually supposed to arrive on Thursday but the rain caused his trip to be delayed.

The former Air Force pilot spent the day exploring the Estrella War Birds Museum and Woodland Auto Display

"We are going to come down here and hang out with some other aviation people and support the museum,” Rutan said about his plans."It is always important to maintain aviation and the airplanes and so forth. It is kind of our history. I always look at it as - you can see on my airplane, the American flag - and I'm somewhat patriotic.”

Rutan was the first to fly around the world without stopping or re-fueling.

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