Born: United States of America
Primarily active in: United States of America

1946 - 2009

     Frederik “Ferry” Jan Franciscus de Jong, 53, a senior engineer with Pratt & Whitney and former member of AHS International, died on April 8, 2009, after a two-year battle with cancer. Born and raised in Holland, he emigrated to the U.S. more than 31 years ago where he soon gained U.S. citizenship. In 1985, he earned a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering at Cornell University and during the next ten years served as a research scientist for Scientific Research Associates (SRA) in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He eventually departed SRA to join Pratt & Whitney as a senior engineer.

AHS Updates: Vertiflite Summer 2009