Last Boeing C-17 built in Long Beach takes flight as California aerospace era ends

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  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    I also recall the aerospace industry all over the region, a great deal of them being in Orange county, too.

    It seems that the bubble burst in the 70's and has been in a steady decline, since then.

    And not just the aerospace industry, but military/defense industry has been in decline in the southland as well.
     
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    I was at the first flight, seems like yesterday - man I feel old!
     
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    Whatddya' mean FEEL? We ARE old.

    How do I know my youth is all spent?
    My get-up-and-go has got up and went!
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    And think of the places my getup has been!

    When I was young, my slippers were red;
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    When I was older my slippers were blue,
    But still I could dance the whole night through.
    Now I am older, my slippers are black.
    I huff to the store and puff my way back.
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    I get up each morning and dust off my wits,
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    Just saw one do a touch and go at Buckley, impressive bird...
     
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