Downey’s Aerospace History

Downey's Aerospace History

Introduction

The Early Years

The Vultee

North American Aviation

The Space Race

The NASA Shuttle Program

The included historical recount on these pages were adapted as excerpts from Downey’s Aerospace History: 1947-1999 (Images of Aviation) by Gerald A. Blackburn, along with the Aerospace Legacy Foundation, by author grant.  Blackburn was a former engineer with North American Aviation and Boeing.  He spent 25 years at the Downey plant.