Ray Goudey's Visit to the Jetstar Prototype at the Museum of Flight Restoration Center
On Thursday, May 18, 2006, Ray
Goudey, retired Lockheed Test Pilot, the man who flew the very
first, and the very last flight, of the Jetstar prototype airplane, 25 years apart, revisited
the airplane at the Museum of Flight's Restoration Center at Paine
Field in Everett, Washington. He had been invited by Museum volunteer Jim Goodall, and was accompanied by his wife Jeri
and son-in-law Doug.
From Ray's Scrap Book
Ray showing his Jetstar Scrapbook to Jim Goodall, Museum SR-71 expert, along with wife Jeri.
A happy Ray, back with his 'baby'
After 25 years, back in the "Driver's Seat" !
Sharing memories with Tom Cathcart, Chief of the Restoration Center
An especially happy reunion came for Ray when he got to sit on the
cockpit of the Museum's Grumman F4F Wildcat, currently under-going
restoration. Ray flew these airplanes during WW II. Talk
about memories !
(The airplane actually is a General Motors built Wildcat which had the designation of FM-2.)
Sampling the 'competition', Ray tries out the Captain's seat of the Museum's Boeing 727 Prototype airplane - N7001U.
And, yes,....that's me with Ray. What an honor ! Ray loaned
Jim Goodall his scrapbook, and with the information it contains,
I hope to add many more details and
photos to webpages covering both the Jetstar and Ray's great flying
career. Thank You, Ray !