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  • A journey to now: Ivy League, Air Force, NASA ... and beyond

    Abstract: Dan will share reflections, some light and some serious, from his career...from the engineering school at University of Pennsylvania, to air combat maestro for the Air Force, to researcher of new aviation concepts at NASA, to a supervisor of people and projects. His story is a journey ofhow we get to where we are, learning precious lessons along the way, and acknowledging the people who helped us.

    DATE: July 3, Wednesday, 9:30 – 10:30 am
    PLACE: NASA Langley Research Center, Building 2102, Pearl
    Young Theater*
  • Apollo Trivia Student Challenge

    Date: Thursday, June 27 (Rain or Shine)
    Location, Hangar, B1244 Langley Research Center

    Registration is required for the event by June 20th@
  • June 2019 Newsletter

  • May 2019 Newsletter

  • AIAA HRS 56th Annual Awards Banquet

    AIAA HRS 56th Annual Awards Banquet
    Jim “JB” Brown

    “Flying Lockheed’s Stealth Fighters”

    Jim Brown graduated “With Distinction” from the Virginia Military Institute in 1976 with a BS Degree in Civil Engineering, earned a Master of Science in Management from Troy State University and completed graduate study in Mechanical Engineering with California State University, Fresno. Following two European tours flying the F-4 and F-5 he was selected to attend the USAF Test Pilot School where he graduated with Class 86A in December of 1986. Following graduation, he tested the A-7, F-15 Eagle, F-117 and F-22. In 1994 he was hired by the Lockheed Skunk Works as an Experimental Test Pilot in the F-117 Stealth Fighter. While on the F-117, he tested software, avionics and weapons improvements. Many of these improvements saw service in Operation Joint Endeavor over Bosnia and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the second Gulf War. As the Chief Test Pilot and after flying the Nighthawk for eight years with over 900 flight hours, he went on to test the F-22, eventually becoming the Raptor Chief Test Pilot. In January 2016 he retired from Lockheed Martin and joined the National Test Pilot School as the Chief Operations Officer and Test Pilot Instructor. JB is a Fellow and Past President of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Eagle of the Flight Test Historical Foundation. He has logged over 9,600 flight hours in 152 different models of aircraft and is the world’s highest time Stealth Fighter pilot.

    Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
    Time: 5:00PM Social time with open bar & appetizers
    6:00PM Buffet dinner followed by program
    Place: Reid Center, Building 2102
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Cost: $15 for members/guests
    $18 for non-members
    $10 for students

    For those requiring badges to access NASA LaRC after 6:00 p.m. Please respond by April 25. If you already have a badge and access after 6:00 p.m.,
    please help us budget for food by making reservations no later than May 3 at: https://forms.gle/gQpXXh87tPiB5HZ5A

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