by Ralph H.
I worked for Lockheed for 40 years, from 1951 to 1991. I was a functional test engineer and had the pleasure of working on many different airplanes. One evening, we were testing the hydraulic system on the C-130, checking for leaks. I checked under the C-130 and the radome cover that had been repaired. Suddenly the radome cover blew off! When my heart started again and we were talking about what had happened, a fireman walked up with his arms full of metal framing. He said, "I think you lost part of your airplane!" Luckily, I was not part of what he carried in his arms!
I enjoyed every day of my job at Lockheed. I wish I could do it again.