THE EVENING NEWS, SAULT STE. MARIE, MICH., THURS., MAY 7, 1970 Widow Promotes Air Force Work KINCKELOE AFB — Since her husband's death in 133S, Mrs. Dorothy Kincheloe has devoted her energy and talents to the aerospace industry and to her two active children. Mrs. Kincheloe is the widow of the late Capt. Iven C. Kincheloe, Jr., for v/hom Kincheloe Air Force Base, was named. Capt. Kineheloe was killed in July, 1958 when his F-104 "Star- fighter" jet aircraft crashed on the Mojave I esert. At that time he was assigned to Edwards AFB, California as Chief, Manned Spacecraft Section. His accomplishments included being an ace in the Korean War and to A man named Armstrong — Nei! Armstrong, first astronaut to walk on the moon, chats with Mrs. Dorothy Kincheloe end her son, Bob at an annual meeting of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. He told them that he had known the late Capt. Iven C. Kincheloe Jr., and that Kincheloe had taught him quite a bit about flight testing. Kincheloe's Name Still Honored KINCHELOE AFB — Shortly after his death, the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) named their highest award for Captain Iven C. Kincheloe, Jr., a native of Detroit and a noted test pilot. Captain Kincheloe tested the X-2 rocket plane, a pioneer • space-research aircraft, and set | a world's altitude record of 126,200 feet. Among other honors given the late Captain Kincheloe, the United States Air Force ' officially renamed Kinross AFB, j Kincheloe Air Force Base. ! The Iven C. Kincheloe Award jis given each year by the So- A Beautiful Ring ... A Good Investment Flawless quality, superior cut and color, plus protection against ioss make Keepsake a sound investment as vveii as a good purchase. LAVIE3 S530 A'.SD S2;0 TC E2C HUHI 5300 ALSO TO 25C3 VENTUS* S3SO ALSO S130 TO 1975 V/EDS;:;S ESNG 50 acKie SON "Qualify Jeweler" 536 Ashmun Sr. Dial 2-35II ciety of Experimental Test Pilots for outstanding professional •accomplishment in the field of flight testing within the immed- diate year. It is the highest award given toy the SETP. Recipients of the Kincheloe Award have included Lt. Col. Joan H. Glenn and Cdr. Allan B. Shepard, both of the Mercury Space Program, Col. James A. •McDivitt of the Apollo Program, Major Robert M. "Bob" White of the X-15 program and numerous other notable test pilots. The Society of Experimental Test Pilots maintains direct communication and the exchange of methods and techniques related to flight testing •and associated disciplines at a strategic level. The SETP was conceived in 1955, when a small group of contractor test pilots at Edwards AFB, California met to discuss the desirability of a professional association to assist in exchanging ideas and experiences among test pilots. After many more meetings, the Society of Experimental Test Pilots came into being in September, 1956 with expanded aims and objectives. The following thirteen years has seen the Society grow to a membership of over a thousand test pilots, including all the Mercury astronauts, who won the Kincheloe Award collevtive- ly in 1963. Members of the SETP are from all segments of the aerospace industry, and are variously employed by the military NASA, FAA and aircraft and engine manufacturers. The major aircraft companies in recognition of the Society's contribution to the industry, lend their support through corporate membership. One SETP publication states, il SETP is unique in being exclusively a tool of the manned aerospace industry. The test pilot is probably the sole common denominator of manned aerospace progress." Although most of the members are from the United States, most of the countries of the free world are represented. Headquarters of the Society are in Lancaster, California with sections authorized and operating in the Central U.S., the East Coast, Texas and Europe. During the year, the Society holds numerous educational and technical meetings on a sectional level. The year's activities culminate in the "Test Pilots' Annual Report to the Aerospace Profession."It is during this annual event that SETP recognizes outstanding accomplishments in flight testing and aerospace research, with three major awards. These are the Iven C. Kincheloe Award, the J.H. Doolittle Trophy and the Ray E. TenhofI Award, in honor of the Society's first president. Mrs. Kincheloe, employed as a Customer Relations Represent- Aircraft California, arranges in-plant tours of the Burbank plant for all branches of the armed forces, the Department of Defense, other government agencies and for distinguished visitors from foreign governments. Her responsibilities also include arranging hotel reservations, entertainment, Disneyland tours, movie studio tours and short visits to the Lockheed complex. Mrs. Kincheloe is also responsible for distributing notices of corporation meetings, luncheons and banquets and coordinating company attendance to the events along with being the official hostess for several larger events such as the Navy League Ball, Army Ball, and Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet. She Is also the coordinating agency for Lockheed Corporation's participation at major conventions held in various cities across the nation. These conventions include the Annual Air Force Association Convention, American Helicopter Association Annual Meeting, Navy League Convention, Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Being the only won an in the Aerospace Industry who coordinates conventions has its advantages, as she states—-"when working with hotel staffs and the principle organization, they feel they have to be polite to a woman." Though quite involved in her work, Mrs. Kincheloe spends as much time as possible with her family, Bob, 13 years old, and Jeannine, 11 years old. Bob is In the seve-'.h grade at John Muir Jr. High School in Burbank, and plans to attend the Air Force Academy and become a pilot. As Mrs. Kincheloe explained, "I received an appointment for Bob for the Air Force Academy from President Eisen- Ihower in November 1958, before ;he was two years old. The ori- ' ginal letter concerning the ap- ' pointment is kept in the National Archives and the duplicate . was presented to me in President Eisenhower's office in the White House. This is the first : Presidential appointment to the Air Force Academy presented . under these circumstances." i Bob is an active Boy Scout : and a patrol leader. He also ; likes to hunt and fish, build mod: el airplanes and ships and work in the garden. Mrs. Kincheloe says, "He is mechanically minded and can fix about anything 1 around the house, along with having a green thumb and being : able to grow anything. He con- •stantiy comes home with vari- ; ous bulbs, slips of plants, and seeds to plant. He is also quite i artistic and receives special ' praise in his art and music '[ classes." | Mrs. Kincheloe's daughter, Jeannine is in the sixth grade ' at St. Francis Xavier School, in •Burbank, and her interests range from boys and talking on the telephone to sporto. As Mrs. Kincheloe says, "She joins in ; team sports, such as volleyball, : basketball and baseball. She is . an outgoing child and has an ! artistic sense, and is very clev- i er in redecorating her room and ; organizing her wardrobe." • According to Mrs. Kincheloe, jbofe children are quite self-suf- 'ficient and take care of their owu rooms. They cook fairly .well and help with the house- 'hold duties and yard work. I Both of the Kincheloe children . have spent a good deal of time ; on the Kincheloe farm near Gas- sopolis, Michigan, which has since been sold. : Mrs. Kincheloe is a graduate of the University of California with a degree in Psychology and Decorative Arts, and is a native of Oakland. California. i Makes All A's 1 T^Yrro-.-i R Olson Jr.. of Sault Ste. Marie is anlon : dents at Micmgan ; University ™ ; straight A a\e 1 a»e winter quarter. Olson is a sophomore majoring in chemical ea- gingering. _ for your perfect a sift from candy— of course! 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