Saturday, February 16, 2013

Following in Her Footsteps

My grandmother inspired my love for aviation
by Richard H.

My love for aircraft began with my grandmother. She became a single mother of four in 1936. She put herself through school and went to work for Lockheed in Burbank as an electrical draftswoman. She worked on several projects, including the P-38 Lightning, the P-2V Neptune and the F-104 Starfighter.
I served in the Navy during Vietnam working on the E-2A/B aircraft. In 1985, I worked for Martin Marietta Astronautics on the Peacekeeper, Small Missile and Payload Transporter Vans programs. So my family’s contribution to Lockheed spans many years.