For Release: July 30, 1996
Don Nolan-Proxmire, Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Michael Mewhinney, NASA Ames Research Center
Fred Brown, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
Keith Henry, NASA Langley Research Center
Lori Rachul, NASA Lewis Research Center
RELEASE NO. 96-72
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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