Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
Baker, Sydney J. -- oral history interview, 2019 August 29
Interview Summary Engineer Sydney Baker is interviewed about his life and his decade-spanning career in the aviation industry. He discusses his work at Vickers-Armstrongs in the 1940s and 1950s and his subsequent engineering jobs with Canadair and the Boeing Company. Projects discussed include the AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) program, the AOA (Airborne Optical Adjunct) program, and guided missile development. He also shares his experiences as a Museum of Flight docent and his restoration work on...
Bloch, Paul S. -- oral history interview, 2019 June 4
Interview Summary Vietnam War veteran Paul S. Bloch is interviewed about his military service with the United States Navy. He discusses his experiences as a CIC (combat information center) officer and as a bombardier/navigator for the Grumman A-6 Intruder aircraft. Topics discussed include his combat cruises during the Vietnam War; his assignments with Attack Squadrons 52 (VA-52), 115 (VA-115), 128 (VA-128), and 165 (VA-165); and his experiences with various ordnance. He also touches briefly on his later career...
Carson, Scott -- oral history interview, 2017 December 01
Interview Summary Retired Boeing executive Scott Carson is interviewed about his life and career. He discusses his lifelong interest in aviation and his nearly four decades at the Boeing Company, from his initial job as an engineering aid to his role as CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He also shares stories about his father, Boeing test pilot Harold Carmen “Kit” Carson. Topics discussed include his personal background, his experiences with Boeing Defense and Boeing Commercial, his involvement with various...
Clark, Jason -- oral history interview, 2015 December 07
Interview Summary Boeing executive and engineer Jason Samuel Clark is interviewed about his career in the aviation industry. He discusses his 20+ years at The Boeing Company, beginning with an internship in 1992, as well as his involvement with various development projects related to the 747, 767, 777 freighter, and 777X. Topics discussed include his personal and educational background, his experiences with Boeing aircraft, Boeing’s evolution and future as a company, and his business and customer service...
Davenport, Arthur K. -- oral history interview, 2019 June 26
Interview Summary Engineer Arthur K. Davenport is interviewed about his career in the aviation and aerospace industries. He discusses his work at Hamilton Standard during the 1960s and 1970s, focusing in particular on the design and development of the Apollo spacesuit’s Life Support System backpack. He also discusses his subsequent engineering career with Boeing and his experiences as a Designated Engineering Representative (DER) for the Federal Aviation Administration. Davenport’s wife (Wendy) and son (Chris)...
Latter, Barry C. -- oral history interview, 2015 October 28
Interview Summary Aeronautical engineer Barry Latter is interviewed about his decade-spanning career in the aviation industry. He describes his education in propulsion engineering and his early work experiences during the 1950s and 1960s with the Blackburn and General Aircraft Company and the Hawker Siddeley Group. He then discusses his emigration to the United States from England and his subsequent career with the Boeing Company, where he worked on the 747, 757, 767, and 737 Next Generation. The interview...
McMurray, Sandy -- oral history interview, 2020 February 27
Scope and Contents Pilot Henry Sanford “Sandy” McMurray is interviewed about his military and commercial flying careers. He discusses his service with the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, including his flight training with the Civilian Pilot Training Program, his service with the 305th Bombardment Group in the European Theater, and his service with the Air Transport Command in the Pacific Theater. He then shares highlights from his time as a commercial pilot for ONAT (Orvis Nelson Air Transport) and...
Metz, Iva L. -- oral history interview, 2019 November 1
Interview Summary Iva Metz is interviewed about her life and her secretarial career in the aviation and aerospace industries from the 1940s through the 1980s. She discusses her professional experiences working for the U.S. Navy, the Cessna Aircraft Company, the Boeing Aircraft Company, and North American Aviation. The interview focuses in particular on her time at NASA and her involvement with the space program. Iva also touches on her husband’s (Homer) career in the military and with Boeing on various missile...
Millet, Roman L. -- oral history interview, 2018 January 18
Interview Summary Vietnam War veteran Roman L. Millett is interviewed about his 22-year career with the United States Army. He discusses his training and experiences as a helicopter pilot, including his wartime service with the 25th Light Infantry Division in Vietnam, where he flew the Bell AH-1G Cobra and the Hughes OH-6A Cayuse. He also describes other notable assignments from his career, such as his training at the U.S. Army Armor School and the Command and General Staff College, his various command...
Olsson, Thomas W. -- oral history interview, 2018 October 24
Interview Summary Vietnam War veteran Thomas W. “Tom” Olsson is interviewed about his military service as a helicopter pilot with the United States Army. He discusses his combat tours in Southeast Asia flying the Bell AH-1 Cobra gunship and describes his later assignments as a flight instructor for the Cobra and the Hughes AH-64 Apache. He also touches on his post-military careers with Rockwell Collins and the Boeing Company and on his volunteer work at The Museum of Flight.
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