Monday, March 18, 2013

I Joined Lockheed at 18 Years of Age

I loved working on aircraft that Accelerated Tomorrow
by David L.

I joined Lockheed at the age of 18 in 1967. I hired in at $1.65 an hour to working on the C-5A Galaxy. Within a few months, I received my draft notice for the Vietnam War. I contacted Lockheed with the news and received my job back with top pay when I was released from the military. Since then, I have worked on the TR-1, the Blackbird, the P-3 Orion and the L-1011 TriStar passenger plane. I treasure all those years and relationships to this day.