Terry Higgins

Profile Updated: July 26, 2018
Residing In: Anaconda, MT USA
Spouse/Partner: Sue Higgins
Occupation: retired airline pilot (727, 747) USAF/ANG pilot
Children: Group "A" two boys, two girls (Older daughter of this group graduated from Stanford in 1989.)

Group More…"B" one boy, one girl
Military Service: USAF, Montana Air National Guard  
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Now here is a real bulletin:

Would you fly with a brand new private pilot that only had less than 60 hours flying time? Personally, I would take a pack mule rather take a chance with my life. However, at least nine (9) very brave Cubberley souls put their lives into my hands for a flight in the Cessna 172 from the Palo Alto airport.

Jack Steffen 6-28-59
Jim Bishop 8-3-59
Rich Tenney 8-6-59
Shibun Tana 8-11-59 *
Mike Nichols 8-11-59 *
John Boyd Edwards 8-25-59
Lucien Mille 10-11-59
Bill Burnley 10-31-59
Ray Winslow 12-26-59
Milton Lamansky6-5-60

* This flight was eventful in that we weren’t sure we could clear a mountain ridge with the oil temperature in the red band (engine failure eminent). After we cleared the ridge and the engine power reduced, I recall Mike saying a most famous quote, “that was a little scary.”

You can all relax now, I have more flying time.

School Story:

I will never forget our loss to MA by one touchdown and having to share the championship with Redwood City.

Coolest Thing you ever did:

So many in flying that there is not enough space here.

What do you do for fun?

Since retirement I referee high school football and have just physically finished building my house in the middle of a forest.

What was your yearbook blurb? Did you do what you planned?

"Terry" or "Higgy" - an Irish sense of humor - like the Carlmont "Y" dances - paper plane producer - would like to become a pilot - had fun with football in the fall.

Outcome:

I did indeed become a pilot with over 16,000 jet hours. I flew the T-37, T-33, F-101B, F102A, Boeing 727, and Boeing 747. My wife won't me let go to any dances by myself. All of my children have produced great flying paper airplanes with my help. I still enjoy football.

Will you attend the reunion?

Yes

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1998, over the North Atlantic UPS 747. In my eight grade class, the old nun said, "Quit staring out the window, because when you grow up, no one is going to pay you to look out the window." Guess I showed her!
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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM
One year after Cubberley. Aviation Cadet Fourth Classman USAF
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Ten years after Cubberley
Posted: Jul 26, 2018 at 10:06 AM
1998, over the North Atlantic UPS 747. In my eight grade class, the old nun said, "Quit staring out the window, because when you grow up, no one is going to pay you to look out the window." Guess I showed her!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM
Group A, Terry, Jim, Natalie, and Jill, Stanford stadium vs Notre Dame.
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Group B, wife Sue, Tyler and Sarah (4 years ago in Montana)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM
Grandkids, 3 in Los Gatos, 2 in Chicago, 1 in Grand Forks, ND