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    Quote Originally Posted by FBJ View Post
    My dad and I are somewhere in that crowd. I almost got to meet my idol Kelly Johnson that day, but he didn't stay long enough for me to get to the front of the line of people who were waiting to shake his hand. Sadly, he passed away a year later.

    That aircraft...amazing. Considering the length of service of some of the other airplanes in the AF, and that they've all had reinvestments in avionics and such, I still consider it one of the most shameful decisions of our government to retire that aircraft. Imagine what it could have done!??! Seeing them in museums and on poles just makes me sad.

    I found out about it 10 minutes before it started, my boss had tickets as we did lots of Lockheed work and he knew all the top brass. He was a bit sick and forgot about it and didn't bring the tickets with him but told me just in time for me to get on the roof. We were only a few blocks away. Do you have any photos....would love to see them.

    That was Dec. 20th, 1989. I just posted a video of it all in the Random video thread. Random Video Thread part Deux!

    Don knew I was upset that he hadn't told me so the next day he brought in a patch from Kelly's retirement party in '72. I just took this photo with my phone.


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    No. Didn't have a camera. My dad literally found out about it that morning when he arrived at his work (he was an engineer/metallurgist at Parker Aerospace/Metal Bellows Div in Moorpark). He turned around, drove back to the valley, went to my school's main office, and requested I be gotten from class.

    That vid brings back memories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBJ View Post
    No. Didn't have a camera. My dad literally found out about it that morning when he arrived at his work (he was an engineer/metallurgist at Parker Aerospace/Metal Bellows Div in Moorpark). He turned around, drove back to the valley, went to my school's main office, and requested I be gotten from class.

    That vid brings back memories.
    I know Metal Bellows well, used to make all kinds of weird parts for them. They would send us fuel valves for dumping fuel, we would install hardware with monel rivets. After Parker, they got bought out by Senior Operations and moved back to Mass. I still make some brackets for them, got a shipment for the middle of next year. Same buyer too.
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    Heh...he started with them when they were still in Chatsworth. My mom still gets a $200/month pension check from them, and he's been dead 21 years.
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