February 2006 
Volume 04, Issue 9 
Letters to the Editor

Nightly news

Frontiers coverI wanted to let you know that I really, really enjoyed your "Bright at night" photo essay in the December/January edition of Boeing Frontiers. The pictures were visually striking and the subjects were interesting. As an employee who occasionally works second or third shift to support test operations, it will be nice to know that the next time I work into the evening, there will be other Boeing employees all across the company who are burning the midnight oil along with me.


Quote—Bob Mayer



Family sighting

Family sightingIn turning the opening pages of the November 2005 issue of Boeing Frontiers, I was surprised to see a picture including my brother, Robert (Bob) Bay, on Page 6 in the article about the Gemini program. The article identified George Baldwin, and R.M. McQueen's name is readable on his helmet; Bob is the one on the left.

—Richard L. Bay
Leesburg, Fla.






Lifesavers in Wichita

I was a Boeing employee for 30 years and retired 11 years ago. I volunteer every day on the B-29 restoration program in Wichita, Kan. On Oct. 27, I was getting ready for break when I went down with a cardiac arrest.

My wife was there and asked if someone knew CPR [cardiopulmonary resuscitation]. Without hesitation a man came into the area and checked for a heartbeat and started CPR. He worked on me until the Boeing Fire Department arrived. He then went over to my wife and comforted her. The Boeing Fire Department had to use the defibrillator on me several times until an ambulance

The care and concern of all the members of the Boeing team was outstanding, especially Terence Page, who did not ask if I had any communicable illnesses, but instead stepped in and started working; the firemen who stepped in to take over; the security guards who arranged for our daughter to come over from Spirit AeroSystems; and the Boeing management team that visited the other volunteers.

When I went back to work, I visited with Terence Page and the firemen to tell them how grateful I was for all their help. They are my guardian angels.

—John Shark
Wichita, Kan.

Editor's note

As this issue went to press, Integrated Defense Systems announced a major internal realignment. IDS operations will be consolidated into three business profit-and-loss centers: Precision Engagement and Mobility Systems, Networks and Space Systems, and Support Systems. IDS also formed an Advanced Defense and Security Systems unit. It will include all advanced programs and continue to work with Phantom Works to develop technology.

IDS business-unit names and/or some executives' titles referred to in this issue of Boeing Frontiers may have changed as a result of the realignment

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