Today is Father’s Day. And I still miss my Dad, even after all these years…he died of cancer in 1998, way too young at just 63. In all the ways you can measure the positive impact of a father, my Dad succeeded. I owe my intense curiosity to my Dad, and my love of aviation too. And even more importantly, my Dad showed me how to love the Lord, and how to treat a wife.
My Dad worked his entire career at Lockheed, starting on the line popping rivets. He helped build the Jetstar, C130 Hercules, C141 Starlifter and C5 Galaxy. I grew up in the traffic pattern of Dobbins Air Force Base, in Marietta Georgia, watching all these planes fly overhead night and day, for 15 years. Even now, I can identify a C130 or C5 just by the sound they make. During all of this, my Dad went back to school and obtained a degree in Education. And about the same time, during my high school years, Lockheed transferred my family to Lancaster California, where my Dad finished his career teaching the airlines how to maintain the Lockheed L1011 Tristar. He LOVED teaching, and did a great job with the airlines.
Thanks Dad for your example! There are generations of Moore’s growing up in your footsteps…and that’s a good thing!