073 – Flight Testing at NASA Dryden

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In this episode I talk with NASA Dryden Test Pilot Dick Ewers about his work now and in the past. We start by revisiting his test pilot training at the US Navy Test Pilot School, and proceed to talking about his involvement in early F-18 flight testing. We then compare this work to the F-18 work he does today, using the aeroelastic wing and autonomous air refuelling projects as examples. We conclude our conversation by discussing his pole overflights with the DC-8, as well as his hurricane penetration flights with that same aircraft.

  • Bio Dick Ewers
  • NASA Dryden
  • Very nice Video about Flight Testing at Dryden
  • NASA Dryden Aircraft
  • Edwards AFB
  • F-16
  • F-4 Phantom
  • F-18
  • E-3 AWACS
  • B-1
  • DC-8
  • NASA DC-8
  • Gulfstream G III
  • Global Hawk
  • King Air
  • T-34
  • NASA T-34
  • X-48
  • US Navy Test Pilot School
  • A-4
  • A-7
  • F-15
  • F-86
  • Active Aeroelastic Wing Project
  • B-52
  • U-2
  • Aerial Refuelling
  • Autonomous Aerial Refueling
  • Autonomous Aerial Refueling: The Video
  • Autonomous Aerial Refueling: Another Video
  • Autonomous Formation Flying
  • Why Geese fly in Formation
  • V-Formation Flight of Birds
  • Pitot Tube