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NASA Dryden Biographies, Former Pilots: Einar K. Enevoldson
May 7, 2014

Einar K. Enevoldson
Einar K. Enevoldson

Einar K. Enevoldson was a civilian research pilot for NASA's Dryden (now Armstrong) Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA from 1968 until 1986. He was involved in many research programs, including those with experimental wings, propulsion, and digital computer flight control systems. Among the NASA aircraft that he flew were the F-111, F-14, F-8 Digital Fly-By-Wire and Super Critical Wing, YF-12A, the oblique wing AD-1, Controlled Deep Stall Sailplane, sub-scale F-15 RPV spin research vehicle, and the X-24B Lifting Body.

He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and his M.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Wyoming in 1963.

Enevoldson was a jet fighter pilot in the USAF, and as an exchange officer with the Royal Air Force attended the Empire Test Pilot's School in Farnborough, England. Following graduation, he served as a test pilot on the Hunter, Lightning and Javelin British fighter aircraft from 1966 to 1967.

In 1974 Enevoldson was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, for his contributions as NASA Project Pilot on the F-111 Supercritical Wing Program and on the F-15 Remotely Piloted Research Vehicle. In 1980 he was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for contributions as project pilot on F-14 stall and spin resistance tests.

Enevoldson retired from NASA in 1986.

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