About the Author
Dean Joy served as a combat infantryman with Patton’s Third Army in France, Germany, and Austria during World War II. In 1950 he received an MS degree in aeronautical engineering at the University of Colorado, and began his aerospace industry career as a helicopter flight test engineer and aerodynamicist at Hiller Helicopters in Palo Alto, California. His forty years in the defense industry included employment as a helicopter operations consultant for the French Ministry of Defense in Paris and Algeria, and as a systems analysis manager and senior advisor at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Sunnyvale, California. He and his wife live in Los Gatos, California.