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Dryden Director Kevin Petersen's Final Flight
April 2, 2009
 

Retiring center director Kevin L. Petersen received a speedy and splashing sendoff April 2 as he wrapped up a more than 37-year career as a research engineer, manager and center director at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.
 

Retiring Center Director Kevin L. Petersen is splashed with buckets of water by Dryden employees following his final flight in the F/A-18.

Keeping a long-standing tradition alive, Petersen is splashed with buckets of water by Dryden employees following his final flight in the F/A-18. Petersen officially retired from NASA on April 3, 2009. (NASA Photo / Tom Tschida)



NASA Dryden F/A-18 flown by NASA research pilot Frank Batteas with Petersen riding along in the rear cockpit is joined by an Air Force F-16.

An F-16 piloted by Air Force Flight Test Center commander Maj. Gen. David Eichhorn joins up in tight formation with a NASA Dryden F/A-18 flown by NASA research pilot Frank Batteas on a pilot proficiency sortie with Petersen riding along in the rear cockpit. The flight included a short segment above Mach 1 - the speed of sound – over the Edwards Air Force Base test range. (NASA Photo / Jim Ross)

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