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October 2, 1990 | MARIA NEWMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kenneth Weir has flown 235 different types of aircraft since he took up flying at 18. He piloted fighter jets for the Navy and Marines Corps, trained with "The Right Stuff" legend Chuck Yeager and tested state-of-the art aircraft for Lockheed Corp. Now Lockheed says his piloting days are over. On Oct. 20, the day the Santa Ana man turns 60, he must hang up his pilot's wings and begin working behind a desk. Older pilots, Lockheed contends, are more accident-prone.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1990 | MARIA NEWMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction allowing Lockheed Corp. test pilot Kenneth M. Weir to continue flying until a court rules on whether the aerospace firm can legally ground its pilots when they reach the age of 60. "I'm real excited, I'm thrilled to death," Weir said from his Santa Ana home Tuesday. "I'm going to fly (today). I'm gonna take off on a U-2 and go smoking off." U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1990 | MARIA NEWMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction allowing Lockheed Corp. test pilot Kenneth M. Weir to continue flying until a court rules on whether the aerospace firm can legally ground its pilots when they reach the age of 60. "I'm real excited, I'm thrilled to death," Weir said from his Santa Ana home Tuesday. "I'm going to fly (today). I'm gonna take off on a U-2 and go smoking off." U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1990 | MARIA NEWMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kenneth Weir has flown 235 different types of aircraft since he took up flying at 18. He piloted fighter jets for the Navy and Marines Corps, trained with "The Right Stuff" legend Chuck Yeager and tested state-of-the art aircraft for Lockheed Corp. Now Lockheed says his piloting days are over. On Oct. 20, the day the Santa Ana man turns 60, he must hang up his pilot's wings and begin working behind a desk. Older pilots, Lockheed contends, are more accident-prone.
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