After graduating from community college, Paul hoped to get a job “at Northrop Grumman Corporation or one of the other local airplane manufacturing companies.” He wanted to be an mechanic and “maybe even an engineer,” in which case he would attend either UCLA or or Cal Poly after completing an Associate’s Degree.
In this picture, Paul studies the engine of a restored Cessna 190 historical aircraft. The twin engine Cessna 190 was built in 1947 with “Shakey Jake” 300 horsepower Jacobs supercharged, just carbureted engines.
All this fascinated Paul because he was originally from Antelope Valley and grew up watching airplanes and the intense quest for innovative aircraft research, technology and manufacturing that transpires in the area.
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