F-117 Experience Speakers
Friday, October 30th
Steve Justice, Former Director of Advanced Systems Development at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works Division.
Mr. Justice’s perspectives on the projects will provide unique insight into the environment that spawned historic aircraft such as the SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 reconnaissance jet and F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter as well as the challenges faced by the teams.
Friday November 27th
Sherm Mullin, Lockheed Skunk Works Head, Advanced Tactical Fighter Program.
Mr. Mullin served as President of Lockheed Advanced Development Company, a defense contractor, from 1990 to his retirement in 1994. Prior to that he served in various other engineering and management capacities at Lockheed Corporation, an aerospace company, from 1959 to 1990. He also served as an ad hoc advisor to the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board from 1994 to 2000. Mr. Mullin is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Saturday, November 28th
James “JB” Brown, former Chief of Flight Operations, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Division.
Brown was the chief of flight operations for the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, California. Prior to that, he was the chief test pilot for the F-22 Raptor program stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in California where he performed activities including avionics testing, flight envelope expansion, and the creation of procedural flight manuals for the Air Force. Earlier in his career, he was the chief test pilot for the F-117 Nighthawk. Brown is a Fellow and past president of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Saturday, December 26th
Neil Kacena, Vice President, Advanced Development Programs, Lockheed Martin.
In 1998 Neil joined Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works where he served as the Director of Signature Management Systems and later as the Director of Advanced Development Program’s Technology Development and Integration Organization. In 2005, he was named Vice President of Advanced Development Programs Deputy. He also chairs Lockheed Martin’s corporate-wide low observables technology focus group, working across business areas and company lines to address critical technologies for applications to advanced projects.
Saturday, January 2nd
To Be Announced.
Saturday, February 6th
Bob Loschke, F-117 Flight Control Systems Research, Flight Control System Analysis, Development, and Testing – 36 years with Lockheed Martin in-flight systems development.
These very limited availability tickets are $45 each or $245 for the entire series of 6 (six) Experiences.
Each experience lasts 90 minutes and will feature a different expert to interpret the airplane, and will include a different Limited Edition T-Shirt for each event, and a chance to look inside the cockpit for each session. There will also be plenty of photo opportunities!
The F-117 is not on regular display, these events are the only way to view the aircraft until complete restoration is complete in Spring 2021. Each event is limited to 117 attendees.
Stealth Fighter F-117A #833 is the second-highest combat mission aircraft in the fleet, logging 75 combat hours during Operation Desert Storm and Allied Force. The aircraft was also the 49th Wing Commander’s aircraft during Operation Allied Force. In total, the aircraft has 5,140 hours of flight.