Barton E. Henwood
Barton E. Henwood is Aviation Safety Manager at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. He assumed the post in 2002.
He also pilots NASA Dryden's two Beechcraft B-200 King Air research and mission support aircraft.
Henwood oversees the center’s fleet of training and research aircraft and related ground-support activity. He is responsible for safety training and mishap investigations and leads strategic planning and development of safety policy as deputy chief of the Safety and Mission Assurance Office.
From 2000 to 2002, Henwood was Dryden senior system safety engineer, providing planning, analysis and reporting for selected experimental programs. Prior to coming to Dryden, he was vice commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base and Commandant of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards, where he also served as assistant to the Flight Test Center Commander and as commander of the 412th and 417th flight test squadrons. He served previously at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Henwood is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering. He holds a Master of Science degree in aeronautical and astrological engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. He is a 1984 graduate of the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards.