The 2015 Los Angeles County Air Show History Panel will feature a speaker panel of distinguished pilots who personify “Aviation History in the Antelope Valley.”
These men flew, among other aircraft, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, F-117 Nighthawk and the F-35 Lightning II. This renowned panel of veterans will discuss their contribution to aviation history.
The panel includes Eldon “Al” Joersz, Gregory Feest, Vincent “Ice” Caterina and Col. Roderick “Trash” Cregier who will speak about their careers and the planes they flew, followed by a question and answer session.
Long-time Antelope Valley resident, Mike Debry, will moderate the History Panel. Debry settled in Quartz Hill and was a member of the first graduating class at Quartz Hill High. In 1968 Mike joined the U.S. Navy and served a tour in Vietnam with the Mobile Riverine Force. He always loved to fly and in 1972 received his private pilot’s license. In 1980 he returned to the Antelope Valley where he began a career at Lockheed in product support on the L-1011, traveling around the world providing customer training. In 1983 he transferred to the “Skunk Works” where he spent the next 31 years. Over his career Debry spent 20 years in Low Observables or “Stealth Technology” working on many new and advanced aircraft such as the F117A Night Hawk Stealth fighter, F22 Raptor, F35 Lightning II and many classified programs.
In 2001 he moved into business development, marketing advanced technology for next generation aircraft. In 2014 Mike retired from Lockheed and resides in West Palmdale.
Al Joersz – SR-71 pilot
Gregory Feest – F-117 pilot
Col. Roderick Cregier – F-35 pilot
Al Joersz – SR-71
Vincent Caterina – F-117 pilot
Col. Roderick Cregier – F-35