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Engineering

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Tom Finch (head of DHC engineering) working with DHC engineer in engineering department.
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Part of the DHC engineering department.
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In 1988 DHC had over 350 employees in the engineering department working with state of the art technology for its time.
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DHC engineer working on developing the Howard/Fage cold flow thrust reverser.
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DHC engineer studying aircraft fuselage for one of many DHC programs going on simultaneously.


Facilities

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First DHC hangar (Feb 1968) with John Saunders Rd. on the left side.
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First DHC hangar (Feb 1968)-viewing it from what later would become US 281.
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Howard 350 in first DHC hangar (Feb 1968).
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View from the ramp of line service building added to first DHC hangar (July 1971).
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View from John Saunders Rd of line service building and entrance to lobby of DHC hangar (July 1971).
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View from John Saunders Rd of DHC hangar (July 1971).
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Commencement of construction of first B747 hangar at DHC (and at San Antonio International Airport)-summer 1982.
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View from John Saunders Rd of construction of first B747 hangar at DHC.
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RR Spey powered BAC1-11 in DHC hangar.
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View from Dee’s office at The Dee Howard Co. of RR Spey powered BAC1-11 aircraft.
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View of The Dee Howard Co. after construction of second B747 hangar (L) and first B747 hangar (R).
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Aerial view of DHC hangars showing two head of state B747 aircraft on the ramp of DHC before construction of first hangar across John Saunders Rd.
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Artist’s rendering of DHC future expansion plans as part of permitting process to obtain approval to build first hangar across John Saunders Rd.
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View from US 281 of third B747 hangar at DHC.
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Close up view from US 281 of third B747 hangar at DHC.
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DHC back shop equipment.
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DHC back shop equipment.
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DHC manufacturing.
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Thrust reverser components produced at DHC manufacturing.


Fed Ex Cargo Door Modification

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B727 undergoing conversion of passenger to freighter with installation of cargo door at The Dee Howard Co.
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Fed Ex B727 on completion of passenger to freighter conversion.


Head of State Aircraft

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First wide body Head of State aircraft done at DHC or anywhere (1982-1985).
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Work on some of the B747 Head of State completions by DHC included major structural modifications.
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Extensive engineering was required on wide body completions and DHC needed access to all parts of the aircraft.
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Dee next to first wide body Head of State aircraft nearing completion.
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Dee next to first wide body Head of State aircraft nearing completion.
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First wide body Head of State aircraft completion included installation of radome and airstairs.
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Second wide body Head of State aircraft on arrival at DHC-B747SP.
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Head of State B747SP while in work at DHC after installation of radome.
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B747SP Head of State B747SP being transferred to the completion hangar at DHC.
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B747SP Head of State on ramp at DHC being prepared for flight test.
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Part of the DHC team that worked on B747SP next to the aircraft on completion of the aircraft.
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Ron Soret (standing-second from left) and other DHC team members next to B747SP on completion.
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More of the DHC team that worked on the B747SP Head of State aircraft on the day the aircraft was going to be re-delivered to the customer.
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Customer’s representatives next to B747SP on ramp at DHC to accept delivery of the completed aircraft.
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B747SP Head of State aircraft on final departure from DHC.
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B747SP Head of State aircraft on final departure from San Antonio International Airport.
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Interior staircase fabricated and installed by DHC from main deck to upper deck of B747 Head of State aircraft.
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Dee next to B747SP on completion with gift from customer.
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Airstair designed, fabricated and installed by DHC on B747 Head of State aircraft.
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DHC ramp from ground to cargo hole on B747 Head of State aircraft.
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DHC wide body Head of State interiors on display at Dee’s Rhapsody Drive aviation museum.
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Aerial view of DHC with first Head of State (green color) on the left and second Head of State aircraft on the right (orange color).
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B747SP Head of State aircraft in work at DHC.
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DHC conceptual design of Head of State aircraft interior.
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DHC conceptual design of Head of State aircraft interior.
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Head of State aircraft interior by DHC.
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DHC conceptual design of Head of State aircraft interior.
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DHC conceptual design of Head of State aircraft interior.
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DHC conceptual design of Head of State aircraft interior.


Learjet Modifications

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Dee (R) with customer Learjet.
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Jim Raisbeck, and Dee visiting with Bill Lear (L to R) at LearAvia.
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Bill Lear (R) in Dee’s Learjet.
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Dee, Al Ackerman (VP of Dee Howard Aircraft Sales, Inc.) and Bill Lear (L to R).
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Bill Lear (R) and Al Ackerman (L) in DHC Learjet cockpit.
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Dee (L) and Bill Lear (R) examining the stall stripe installed on the leading edge of the DHC test bed Learjet as part of a DHC Leajet mod.
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Dee (R) and Bill Lear (L).
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Dee (R) and Bill Lear (L).
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Customer Learjets undergoing modification, maintenance and repair in DHC hangar.
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Customer Learjets undergoing modification, maintenance and repair in DHC hangar.
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DHC test bed Learjet on the ramp at DHC with Howard XR modification installed.
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Learjet being modified at DHC.
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Learjet undergoing maintenance and repair in DHC hangar.
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Learjet being modified in DHC hangar.
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Pre-flight check of DHC XR Learjet on the ramp at DHC.
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DHC hangar full of Mexican and US registered Learjets undergoing maintenance, repair, modification and/or installation of DHC Thrust Reversers.
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DHC hangar full of Mexican and US registered Learjets undergoing maintenance, repair, modification and/or installation of DHC Thrust Reversers.


Maintenance

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Before DHC built bigger hangars to accommodate larger aircraft a B727 had to be tilted to get the tail in the hangar.
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DHC did maintenance work on all types of aircraft from ATR 42s to Howard 500 to B747s.
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DHC was qualified and certified to do the most extensive aircraft maintenance and repair work.
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Mainteance of B727 in DHC hangar being supervised by Rick Penshorn (R).
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Maintenance of BAC1-11 aircraft in DHC hangar.
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Arrival of aircraft at DHC for performance of maintenance services, strip and paint.
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B727 undergoing maintenance at DHC.
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Avionics work being done at DHC on B727.
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Part of DHC capabilities included painting of aircraft.
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Completion of painting of aircraft at DHC.
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DHC had the capability and facilities to both strip and paint aircraft.
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DHC’s three B747 hangars also provided it with the capacity to perform maintenance and mod work on other large aircraft.
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DHC had a global reputation for quality services and regularly performed maintenance and mod work on aircraft registered both in and out of the US.
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DHC performed maintenance work at its facilities in San Antonio on British Airways B747 aircraft.
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DHC performed maintenance on a Saudi registered B707 aircraft.
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Collage of maintenance services performed by DHC.


Marketing Materials

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DHC ad promoting its modification programs-“Making Good Aircraft Better”.
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DHC ad promoting its wide range of services-interior completions, heavy maintenance, and state of the art proprietary products.
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DHC representatives Roy Gilbreath (third from left) and Tom Finch(second from right) at airshow with model of Howard 500 aircraft.
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DHC poster used at trade shows in the early 1970s.
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Poster promoting the Dee Howard XR Learjet mod.
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Poster promoting DHC services before completion of first wide body Head of State aircraft.
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-DHC booth at trade show with model of Howard 500.


Some of the Team

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Dee (L) and Kenny Needles (R).
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Doug Ruiz (L), Tom Finch and Dee (R) with DHC Hawker 800 aircraft on which Howard/Fage cold flow thrust reversers were tested.
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Wayne Fagan and Dee from The Dee Howard Co. and Dr. Massimo Rizzo (second from right) and Amedeo Caporaletti (R) on closing of Alenia purchase of 40% of DHC.
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Bill Hurley (L), Pete Peterson (third from left), Phil Livingston (sitting), John Chapman and others with DHC Hawker 800 cold flow thrust reverser test bed aircraft.
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Bud Bushick (second from left) and other team members in DHC hangar.
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DHC pilot Pete Peterson.
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Ron Soret (second from right standing)and some of the DHC team on re-delivery of Head of State B747SP.
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Part of the DHC team that worked on the Head of State B747SP aircraft.
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Roy Gilbreath (L) of DHC, Gerry Auerbach (Saudi customer representative), and other DHC employee in meeting in Dee’s office.
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Phil Livingston (L) and Tom Finch (R).
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Tom Finch (L) and Roy Gilbreath (R) in meeting in Dee’s office.
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Bulmaro “Cisco” Alarcon (L) and Milt Lindemann (R ) on Tony Phillippi’s Howard 500 aircraft (N500HP).
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Joey Baumann (R) walking in DHC hangar beneath first wide body Head of State aircraft.
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Richard Adams (R) standing next to Tony Phillippi’s Howard 500 aircraft in former DHC hangar [now ST Aerospace San Antonio] on 3 June 2013.
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Dee Ann Bridges and her daughter, Donna Chapman, with long time DHC employee and friend, Bill George at dedication of Dee Howard Way.


Support of NASA and the USA

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NASA B747 Space Shuttle Carrier aircraft at DHC for maintenance.
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NASA B747 Space Shuttle Carrier aircraft at DHC for maintenance.
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Testing of escape slide at DHC on NASA B747 Space Shuttle Carrier aircraft.
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NASA B747 Space Shuttle Carrier aircraft and aircraft from US presidential fleet at DHC.
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B707 from US presidential fleet at DHC.
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NASA B747 Space Shuttle Carrier aircraft in DHC hangar for maintenance.
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B707 from US presidential fleet, NASA B747 Space Shuttle Carrier aircraft and C130 aircraft(far right) in support of B707.
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B707 from US presidential fleet departing DHC (July 1990).
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Model of aircraft Dee designed for NASA to transport rockets to Cape Canaveral in the early days of NASA. Wind tunnel test analysis was performed at LTV.


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