Tom Dragset, retired FAA Aeronautical Engineer.
Mr. Dragset was born Sept. 20, 1933 in Hamilton, Ohio to Adolph and Louise Dragset. He graduated from Hamilton High School in 1951. He then went on to the University of Cincinnati where he earned a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering degree and a commission in the United States Air Force as a Second Lieutenant.
He served in the Air Force at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana in the Strategic Air Command. Upon being honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1958, he went to work for Lockheed Aircraft in Marietta, Georgia as an engineer in the Dynamics Department.
From there he went to work at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio as an aircraft flutter engineer, working on several military aircraft projects.
His last place of employment was with the Federal Aviation Administration in Fort Worth, Texas. He was involved in the certification process of numerous civilian aircraft projects, specializing in aircraft structures. He was also assigned to the International Civil Aviation Organization working with the Direccion Nacional de Aeronavegabilidad in Cordoba, Argentina.
He was involved with his church as a communion minister, Stephen Minister, and other programs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a son.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Dragset; sons, Steve and Jeff; daughters Diana and Michele; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.
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