Thursday, March 04, 2010

John 'Chris' Christiansen 1923-2005

John "Chris" Christiansen was a test pilot for Lockheed Martin for three decades. Born in Oslo, Norway, Christiansen served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean conflict. He started working for Lockheed in 1953 and flew experimental aircraft until his retirement in 1983. His assignments included initial test flights of the P-3 Orion and S-3 Viking anti-submarine aircraft. Christiansen was a fellow in the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.