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For Release: July 30, 1996

Don Nolan-Proxmire, Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Phone: 202-358-1983

Michael Mewhinney, NASA Ames Research Center
Phone: 415-604-3937

Fred Brown, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
Phone: 805-258-2663

Keith Henry, NASA Langley Research Center
Phone: 757-864-6120

Lori Rachul, NASA Lewis Research Center
Phone: 216-433-8806


EDITORS' NOTE: NASA to Make News at Oshkosh Friday and Saturday

NASA will hold two aeronautics-related news briefings at the annual Experimental Aircraft Association convention in Oshkosh, Wis., Aug. 2 and Aug. 3.

LoFlyte Program: Friday at 11:30 a.m. CDT in the EAA Press Tent

NASA and the Air Force will unveil a jet-powered test aircraft built to demonstrate technologies that will allow an aircraft's flight control system to learn by mimicking the pilot's flight inputs. The 8-foot-4-inch remotely-controlled aircraft is a Mach 5 "waverider," a hypersonic configuration that will be flown subsonically in flight tests this August. The program is managed by NASA Langley Research Center and the Air Force Wright Laboratory, with flight testing to be conducted by NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. Scheduled briefing participants include Jim Hall, NTSB chairman.

General Aviation: Saturday at 10 a.m. CDT in the EAA Press Tent

The NASA-FAA general aviation research and development media briefing will consist of the following:

o NASA-FAA General Aviation Revitilization Team progress (Langley & FAA).

o FAA-led Operation Helistar at Atlanta Olympics (FAA & Langley).

o NASA-led General Aviation Propulsion (GAP) Program (NASA Lewis).

o NASA-FAA National Design Competition Awards (Langley & FAA).

Participants will include Bob Whitehead, NASA Associate Administrator for Aeronautics and George Donohue, FAA Associate Administrator for Research.

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