As a little kid, Jack Norris was fascinated by flight and began designing his own aircraft by the age of 10. He was a proven competent airplane designer by 19; He consistently won all the local, regional, national, and international contests, by proof of test in the 1940’s. In World War II, he served as a Flying Sargent Flight Engineer as a member of an Air Guard B-26 invader.
When Jack was activated for the Korean Conflict, he was fast-tracked into the ROTC and was a Commissioned Officer upon graduation. Jack was fast-tracked into the USAF Technology Center at Wright Field.
More than 4 billion passengers have safely flown Jack’s Boeing hydraulically-powered flight control packages. Additionally, all the original astronauts from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, Apollo 13 missions were kept safe by the fuel, oxidizer, and 5,000 psi helium pressurization valves and regulators, which fed the very dangerous hypergolic fuels and oxidizers which maneuver the rockets.
In the 1970’s, he served as a Management Consultant, and as Technical Director for the projected 9-day World Flight of Voyager.