30 November 1957 – Capt Benny Lacombe is killed when he unsuccessfully attempts to bail out of Lockheed U-2A, 56-6704, Article 371, 13 miles SE of Laughlin AFB. Ejection seats had not yet been fitted to U-2s at this point. The history of the U-2 program is fraught with fatalities and crashes. “CIA pilots Wilburn S.
Jerry Paul Cutrer
Paul Cutrer is the Director of Flight Operations for Gray & Co. in Louisiana. He is a former commercial airline pilot for Eastern Airlines and Southwest Airlines and is on the Board of Directors of the Blackhawk Flight Foundation. From 3/2011 to 8/2015 Paul was a partner in Hammond Air Center, Hammond Northshore Regional Airport in Hammond, LA. Since 2007 Paul has been the Director of Operations for Gray & Company, Inc, where he manages a multi-jet corporate flight department.