Aug 15, 2022 / Careers
How Boom Supersonic Team Members Developed a Passion For Aviation
For many, a love for planes begins early on in life. Learn what that spark was for six employees across departments.
We’re gearing up for National Aviation Day 2022. To celebrate, get inspired by Boom employees and what drew them into the field. From parents in the military to a passion for Legos, there are many reasons our people were inspired to build a new era of supersonic flight.
“Since a young age, I’ve had a fascination with aircraft. That interest grew when I served in the Marine Corps which allowed me the opportunity to fly as a passenger on a variety of aircraft and I knew that there was a well-trained pilot with a very capable aircraft close by when you needed them. My interest peaked when I became an engineer. I wanted to work in the most challenging industry out there, an industry that takes people above buildings and beyond.”
“I’m inspired by the technology associated with flying and the way we can connect with the world through aircrafts — especially with a supersonic airplane that will allow people to arrive at their destinations quicker.”
“To be honest, I simply love airplanes, however I didn’t start in aerospace. My first job was working as a test engineer for the US Navy submarine program. In my free time, I earned my pilot’s license and started building a small airplane in my garage. The enjoyment of those two efforts convinced me that I should be working in aerospace. I am lucky to have discovered my niche; specializing in new aircraft prototypes where I can apply my experience to safely bring the visions of new missions or capabilities into reality.”
“It’s been a progression from Lego, to model rockets, to finding out there’s only a few college majors where you get your hands dirty, and I’ve never been one for the arts. In fact, I was born and raised in NYC, and I spent a lot of time admiring the infrastructure in my hometown. Studying mechanical engineering was my way of getting a toehold into working on the big projects that surrounded me when I grew up. Lately I’ve been noticing artistry in what design engineers do. We often start a new design with a blank piece of paper, sketch different ideas, and then turn a blank computer screen into a 3D sculpture of our product. We don’t always get our hands dirty, but turning a few pieces of paper into a whole airplane has always felt a little like magic.”
“I was fascinated by space when I was a kid, but as I grew up my focus turned more towards air travel. I attribute it to growing up in a military area. My dad’s retired Navy and a private pilot so I was always around airplanes. I was set on studying Aerospace Engineering in college by the time I was in middle school.”
“I've always had an interest in aircraft but what cemented it was waiting at the airport for a family member to return, back when we could go to the gate. There was a pilot closing up a plane for the evening at the gate next to us and he invited me to tour the cockpit. I still feel this excitement when I get the chance to watch air shows and tour aviation museums. When on a business trip it's magic when you find your way over to the local museum to walk through a Concorde or see a Guppy close up before catching your return flight.”
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