Keith W. Balcom



Preferred Name:
Keith

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Date of Birth: December 9, 1939

Highest Military Grade Held: Captain

Hometown:

Biography

Units Assigned

  • 1962 USAF ROTC, commissioned 2nd Lt
  • 1963-1964 USAF pilot training, Webb AFB, Big Spring, TX (T-37 & T-38)
  • 1964 F-100 training, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
  • 1964-1967 F-100 operational assignment, RAF Lakenheath, England (F-100)
  • 7/1966-12/1967 494th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Wheelus Air Base, Libya
  • 1968 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC /Phu Cat AB, Vietnam (F-100 – 52 combat missions)

Civilian:

1968-1970 Flight engineer (Boeing 707 &727), Trans World Airlines, NY
1970-1973 “Sky Marshal”, U.S. Treasury Dept., New York, NY. International flights.
1973-1974- Flight engineer (Boeing 727) Trans World Airlines, New York, NY
1974-1976- Project engineer & flight test operations engineer, Boeing Co., Seattle, WA
1976-1981- Flight engineer (Boeing 727) Trans World Airlines, New York, NY
1981-1983- Air Safety engineer, Air Line Pilots Assoc., Washington, D.C.
1983-1999- Flight engineer (Boeing 727), First Officer & Captain (Boeing 737), Piedmont/US Airways, Norfolk, VA & Baltimore, MD

11/1/1999 Retired from US Airways

Awards & Decorations

Air Medal (2)

Flight Info

T-37
T-38
F-100

Wall of Honor Location: Foil: 10 Panel: 1 Column: 3 Line: 43
Wall of Honor Level: Air and Space Friend
Dedicated Panel: F100 Super Sabre Society

Military Education

  • USAF ROTC

Civilian Education

  • 1958 Roosevelt H.S., Seattle, WA
  • 1962 BS/Aeronautical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Biography

Biography

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1962 USAF ROTC, commissioned 2nd Lt
  • 1963-1964 USAF pilot training, Webb AFB, Big Spring, TX (T-37 & T-38)
  • 1964 F-100 training, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
  • 1964-1967 F-100 operational assignment, RAF Lakenheath, England (F-100)
  • 7/1966-12/1967 494th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Wheelus Air Base, Libya
  • 1968 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC /Phu Cat AB, Vietnam (F-100 – 52 combat missions)

Civilian:

1968-1970 Flight engineer (Boeing 707 &727), Trans World Airlines, NY
1970-1973 “Sky Marshal”, U.S. Treasury Dept., New York, NY. International flights.
1973-1974- Flight engineer (Boeing 727) Trans World Airlines, New York, NY
1974-1976- Project engineer & flight test operations engineer, Boeing Co., Seattle, WA
1976-1981- Flight engineer (Boeing 727) Trans World Airlines, New York, NY
1981-1983- Air Safety engineer, Air Line Pilots Assoc., Washington, D.C.
1983-1999- Flight engineer (Boeing 727), First Officer & Captain (Boeing 737), Piedmont/US Airways, Norfolk, VA & Baltimore, MD

11/1/1999 Retired from US Airways

Awards & Decorations

Air Medal (2)

Flight Info

T-37
T-38
F-100

Wall of Honor Location: Foil: 10 Panel: 1 Column: 3 Line: 43
Wall of Honor Level: Air and Space Friend
Dedicated Panel: F100 Super Sabre Society

Military Education

  • USAF ROTC

Civilian Education

  • 1958 Roosevelt H.S., Seattle, WA
  • 1962 BS/Aeronautical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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