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Beswick

KEITH L. BESWICK 

Biography




Jun-55

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Received Bach. Of Aeronautical Engineering degree from RPI ( Troy , NY )-varsity swim team '51-'55

Jul-55

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Accepted offer from Lockheed Aircraft Co. as an Associate Engineer - Flight Test ( Burbank , CA ) - worked in the propulsion and fuel system lab.

Nov-56

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Joined USAF Aviation Cadet program at Lackland AFB, San Antonio , TX . (basic training)

Feb-57

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Began primary flight training at Malden Air Base, Malden , MO.   (T-34/T-28 aircraft)

Sep-57

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Completed primary flight training and returned to Lockheed (assigned to Kelly Johnson's Skunk Works facility at Edwards AFB - worked on the U-2 test program)

Apr-59

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Married Betty Ann Fulkerson

Apr-60

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Son, David Wynn, was born.

Sep-60

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Returned to Burbank to begin test/development planning for the A-12 (Mach 3+) aircraft (forerunner of the SR-71).

Jan-62

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Daughter, Julie Lynn, was born.

Feb-62

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Transferred to remote test site to begin A-12 flight test program - flew in back seat on many flights.

Oct-64

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Received promotion to first level supervision.

Oct-66

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Returned to Burbank to Flight Test's Advanced Programs Dept.

Jul-67

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Began test planning for the Navy's VSX aircraft (which later became the S-3A).

Jan-69

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Selected for a one year, inner branch management, rotational training program. The program ran concurrently with a Pepperdine University MBA program.

Feb-70

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Began flight test planning operations for Lockheed's L-1011 commercial airline program. ( Palmdale CA .) ,

Dec-70

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Received an MBA degree from Pepperdine.

Jun-71

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Received promotion to Flight Test Dept. Manager.

Apr-73

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Upon completion of the L-1011 test program, was selected for a training assignment as the Assistant Director of Quality Assurance on the L-1011 program.

Mar-74

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Promoted to  Director of Quality Assurance on the L-1011 program.

Apr-75

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Assigned as manager of Flight Test & Rye Canyon Development Lab. administration. ( Valencia , CA )

May-76

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Received promotion to Director of Engineering at Lockheed's Aircraft Service Co. in Ontario , CA .

Sep-76

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Returned to Lockheed's Skunk Works organization in Burbank to begin test planning for the "Have Blue" stealth demonstrator program (forerunner of the F-117A).

Mar-78

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Received promotion to Director of Flight Test. (Responsible for the U-2, SR-71, F-117A, ES-3A, F-22 and several other still classified test programs).

Aug-81

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Married Dorothy Candace (Candi) Murrin

Dec-90

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Issued commercial, multi-engine, instrument pilot's license.

Mar-91

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Retired from Lockheed (after 36 years)

Jun-99

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Candi retired from Lockheed (after 29+ years)

 

 

 

 

 

Hobbies include:  Grand-children (8), golf, walking, boating/water skiing, computers & travel.



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