For Release: November 30, 1998
RELEASE NO. 98-093A
Sigma Series lecture,VASC, at 7:30 p.m.
Colloquium Features Russian Flight Test Exchange: Rogers E.
A NASA pilot who flew the Russian Mig fighter in a test pilot
exchange program will share his experiences at a colloquium
Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. in the H.J.E. Reid Conference
Rogers E. Smith, acting director of Flight Operations at Dryden
Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., flew the Mig-29 and
SU-27 aircraft as part of the exchange. His talk will cover design
philosophy, pilot training differences and the performances of the
aircraft. He also hosted a Russian pilot at Dryden and will discuss
that visit as well.
Smith was associated with Langley in 1967 as a research pilot,
and has specialized in advanced flight control systems, stability
and control and flying qualities. He is a co-project pilot on two
major aeronautical programs at Dryden; the integrated thrust
vectoring F-15 "ACTIVE" and the SR-71 High-Speed Research
A media briefing will be held at 1:15 p.m. in the Wythe Room of
the Reid Conference Center, 14 Langley Blvd. in Hampton. The
general public is invited to the Sigma Series lecture at the
Virginia Air and Space Center at 7:30 p.m. that day.
Media who wish to attend the briefing should contact Janice
Johnson at (757) 864-6124.
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