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).


  1. “Determination of Horizontal Tail Load and Hinge Moment Characteristic s from Flight Data”,
  2. AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 6, No. 3, May-June 1983.
  3. “Utilizing In-Flight Strain Gage Measurements in the Identification of Learjet Longhorn Airload Derivatives”, AIAA 9th Annual General Aviation Technologyfest, Nov. 12 – 13, 1982.
  4. “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.
  5. “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.
  6. “Parameter Identification Technology Used in Determining In-Flight Air loads Parameters”, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 14, No. 3, March 1977.
  7. “Determination of Tail-Off Aircraft Parameters Using Systems Identification”, Proceedings of the AIAA 3rd Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Arlington, Texas, June 7 – 9, 1976.
  8. “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.
  9. “An Automatic Pitch Attitude Control System for the T-29B”, AIAA Student Paper, 1966.
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