Brown Named Director of Flight Operations for Airlift and Tanker Programs at Boeing
Don Brown has been named director of Flight Operations for airlift and tanker programs at The Boeing Company in Long Beach, Calif. Boeing builds the C-17 Globemaster III cargo airplane in Long Beach for the U.S. Air Force.
Brown spent nine years with McDonnell Douglas as a test pilot on the MD-80 and MD-11 airliners and the C-17. Boeing and McDonnell Douglas merged in August of this year.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Brown has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in systems management from the University of Southern California. He spent 20 years as a U.S. Navy aviator, including command of an F/A-18 squadron and air group. He amassed 6,000 flight hours, with 12 years as a Navy test pilot, including the F/A-18 Hornet.