Thursday, December 6, 2012

Looking Back at 50 Years

I lived my childhood dream
by Bob B.

I knew from the time I was a child that I wanted to be an aeronautical engineer. In 1961, during a particularly snowy winter day, I spotted an ad in the New York Times for Lockheed in Sunnyvale, California. I had no idea where Sunnyvale was, but I had previously worked in Los Angeles (for a competitor), and it sure sounded good to me. I applied, was accepted and drove cross country figuring I would be there a few years. Fifty years later, I retired from Lockheed. How exciting those years were! Great people, great products and wonderful opportunities.