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Aeronautics and Aviation

A Booming Industry Peppered throughout Governor Kevin Stitt’s Feb. 6 “State of the State” address were references to a staple of the Oklahoma economy: the aerospace industry. The term covers the design, building and repair of aircraft flown within the atmosphere, programs associated with pilot training and anything to do with the space program. Oklahoma has all this and more.  The Oklahoma...

John B. Herrington

A Wetumka native, John B. Herrington is the first enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly in space. Before his career with NASA, Herrington received his commission in the U.S. Navy and has logged over 4,600 flight hours in over 30 different types of aircraft. After two years of training, Herrington was selected as a Mission Specialist...