Herbert O. Fisher Jr. is the son of Chief Test Pilot Herbert O. Fisher Sr. who worked for Curtiss Wright during and after WWII. He graduated from Wilmington University, New Castle Delaware in 1972 with a degree in Aviation Management. Herb Jr’s aviation career began in 1970 pumping gas at a small airport in Maryland, since then he was the Operation Officer at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, General Manager of AMR Services at DFW and for 20 years was Manager of Flight Operations for small charter freight carriers at KADS. In addition he is a former member of the American Association of Airport Executives, is a licensed pilot and holds a Texas Real Estate license. Herb Jr. published articles in Aviation History Magazine and Airline and Airport Magazines. He has given talks about his Dad’s achievements at groups associated with The Niagara Aviation and Aerospace Museum and about the “Greatest Generation” to Hero Flights at DFW.
Herb Jr. is now retired and living in Lewisville, Texas with his wife of 43 years. He has one wonderful daughter, one terrific son-in-law and a granddaughter that is a beautiful piece of work.
Herb will tell the story of his Dad’s rich aviation career with the Curtiss-Wright Corporation in engineering flight testing, public relations, and sales. Mr Fisher tested more than 4,000 military aircraft and helped develop the reversible propeller for use as a brake During World War II. He went to the China-Burma India Theater of Operations to train members of the Flying Tigers on the C-46 transports and P-40 fighters. Even thought he was a civilian he flew scores of combat missions. In 1944 President Franklin D. Roosevelt presented him the Air Force Air Medal making him the first living civilian to receive the honor.