|Born||Linden Stanley Blue
1936 (age 80–81)
Meeker, Colorado, USA
|Known for||Co-owner and vice-chairman of General Atomics|
|Relatives||Neal Blue (brother)|
He earned his private pilot's license on 17 December 1955. An engine failure while flying a single-engine Stinson Voyager over the jungles of Honduras in 1958 made Blue a believer in twin-engine aircraft. Both the Spectrum S-40 Freedom and Spectrum S-33 Independence are designed to be twin-engine aircraft.
He and his brother James Neal Blue acquired General Atomics in 1986 from Chevron for a reported $60 million. Linden P. Blue, the son of James Neal Blue, is President of the Reconnaissance System Group (RSG) of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI).
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