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Project Terminated Erik Simonsen

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(98)  Project Terminated

Erik Simonsen: Author of the book “Project Terminated” (The one I read). A book tells the stories of “Famous Military Aircraft Cancellations of the Cold War and What Might Have Been”. What I found fascinating about this book was the (among others) Northrop Flying Wing, Rockwell’s XB-70 and B1A (B1B) and Rockwell’s XFV-12A.

Mr. Simonsen Started at Rockwell in 1981 and retired from Boeing in 2011 and documents some of the Airplanes I worked on; talked to people I met or worked for. He worked communications on both the B-1B and X-30 NASP. I also worked on both projects.

I look forward to this show because our parallel history and his pictures of some really cool Aircraft and stories of great Rockwell International Stories. I also look forward to talking about his two other books 


Since the late 1960s Erik Simonsen has been photographing all types of military, commercial, business and sports aviation subjects. With an inherent passion for aviation and space subjects, beginning in 1974 he utilized and fined tuned skills acquired from a graphics and fine arts background. This resulted in a hobby that turned into part-time professional work, as he began submitting photography to publishers and photo-stock agencies. Mr. Simonsen authored two photographically illustrated books, entitled Spy Planes and This is Stealth, and numerous magazine articles. His photography has been featured in corporate advertising, corporate annual reports, on book/magazine covers, and within various aerospace-related magazines including, Aerospace America; Air Force Magazine; Air Line Pilot; Proceedings; Flight International and Aviation Week & Space Technology.