Theodore E. Shanks
“Ted Shanks grew up in Africa a son of a missionary dentist in West Africa. He was a USAF navigator and fighter pilot in the 123rd, 124th and 112th Fighter Squadrons retired a USAF Colonel in 1992.
He was a Flight Engineer, Co-pilot and Captain for United Airlines (as well as a Line Check Airman for United training and qualifying newly trained pilots on the Boeing 777 – Ted’s moniker is “UAL Boss”). In Ted’s “spare time” he built a small light plane – still has it and has built several cedar strip small boats. Incidentally if you would like to see a well-equipped and maintained trawler look at the “Malaika” moored in John Wayne Marina.
Married…to Judy a retired School principal. Three offspring; Molly a Safety Managing Director for Alaska Airlines, Shelley a Director of Elementary Education in Marysville and son T.J. a Lt. Colonel and Squadron Commander in the USAF. Judy is an inveterate quilter and instructor in the US Power Squadron.
Ted is active in Freemasonry, the US Power Squadron the Sequim Bay Yacht Club.” (1)