Gary D. Park
Gary and Judy Park
National Air and Space Museum
Steven F. Udvar- Hazy Center
Jul 3, 2017
Gary D. Park received his BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Wichita State University in 1967, and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly: UMR) in 1973. He served as: Boeing Wichita Associate Engineer in cyclic test and 737 design; McDonnell aerodynamics engineer in advanced F-4/F15 performance/S&C; Cessna S&C; Learjet dynamic loads; Boeing Military principal engineer in structural dynamics; and FAA ACO AE. An Engineer with 53-years of experience in projects and research related to FAA certification, structural dynamics, accident investigations, S&C, parameter estimation, flight testing, wind tunnel testing, Boeing UAV programs, GVT for B-52 cruise missile launcher, 777/737 programs, NASA Langley TDT and Calspan flutter testing, maneuver simulations for FAA/JAA, RJ-900 program; FAA oversight of Boeing/Cessna projects, and implementation of Part 26 AASR. Within AIAA, he was: Wichita Section Chairman (1987), National Nominating Committee (1987), Region V Director (1989-95), Books Chairman (1997-99), GNC TC (1985-88), AFM TC (1981-84), History TC (1994-99). During 1981-88, he authored technical papers presented at conferences, Aircraft/GCD Journal publications, Aerospace America AFM/GNC Highlights and News articles; and was Journal publication reviewer, organizer of short courses and technical conference sessions. He was named AIAA Associate Fellow (1982). While Chairman, the Wichita Section was awarded first place: Outstanding Section, Newsletter, Public Policy and Special Event (1987). He received the AIAA Sustained Service Award (2002), and Boeing recognition for exceptional performance (1989).
- “Determination of Horizontal Tail Load and Hinge Moment Characteristic s from Flight Data”,
- AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 6, No. 3, May-June 1983.
- “Utilizing In-Flight Strain Gage Measurements in the Identification of Learjet Longhorn Airload Derivatives”, AIAA 9th Annual General Aviation Technologyfest, Nov. 12 – 13, 1982.
- “Determination of Learjet Longhorn Airplane, Horizontal Tail and Hinge Moment Characteristics from Flight Data”, AIAA Paper No. 82-0184, AIAA 20th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, Florida, January 11 – 14, 1982.
- “Determining Hinge Moments and Empennage Airload Parameters from Flight Data for Learjet Airplanes”, Proceedings of the 1981 American Controls Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 17 – 19, 1981.
- “Parameter Identification Technology Used in Determining In-Flight Air loads Parameters”, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 14, No. 3, March 1977.
- “Determination of Tail-Off Aircraft Parameters Using Systems Identification”, Proceedings of the AIAA 3rd Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Arlington, Texas, June 7 – 9, 1976.
- “Parameter Identification Technology Used in Determining In-Flight Air loads Parameters”, AIAA Paper No. 75-1417, 1st General Aviation Technologyfest, Wichita, Kansas, Nov. 13 – 14, 1975.
- “An Automatic Pitch Attitude Control System for the T-29B”, AIAA Student Paper, 1966.