J. Cullen Weadock
United States of America
- Cullen Weadock was a native of Greenwich, Connecticut, he graduated from Yale University. He was commissioned in the US Marine Corps, and was decorated for flying missions in the South Pacific during World War II.
While serving in the Korean War, Weadock developed an interest in helicopters. After Korea, he joined Bell Helicopter Co. in Texas as Sales Manager. He helped found Chesapeake & Potomac Airways - a commercial helicopter operation - in Baltimore in 1957. He served as the company's president from 1964-1980. When he sold the company in 1980, C & P Airways had expanded its operation to cover 11 states.
Weadock served two terms as president of the Helicopter Association of America (now Helicopter Association International), in 1959 and 1963. In 1979, he received HAI's Lawrence D. Bell Award, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the helicopter industry.
Weadock was a long-time member of the Board of Trustees of the Vertical Flight Foundation, AHS' philanthropic arm which awards scholarships to helicopter engineering students.
- Cullen Weadock died May 31, 1992 in Vero Beach, Florida. He was 70.
AHS Update: Vertiflite September/October 1992