CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1990 |
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.