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Sikorsky Aircraft Colloquium Series in Aerospace Engineering
Thursday, February 6, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Zupnik Lecture Hall, #1110 Kim Engineering Building
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Rebecca Sarni

Sikorsky Aircraft Colloquium Series in Aerospace Engineering
Co-sponsored by the American Helicopter Society

5 p.m. | Zupnik Lecture Hall, #1110 Kim Engineering Building

Guest Speaker: Tom Lawrence

Topic: Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) Aircraft
A large number of high speed VTOL aircraft have been built and tested since the 1950’s.  This lecture focuses on the non-helicopter types such as Pogos, fan-in-wing, tilt wing, tilt duct, and vectored thrust designs.  Each type will be reviewed and the impact of modern technology on improving their characteristics will be discussed. To constrain the lecture, in general only those aircraft actually built and flight tested will be covered.

Tom Lawrence received his masters degree in aeronautical engineering from MIT and worked for 35 years at Sikorsky Aircraft in the fields of flight test, handling qualities, and flight simulation, retiring as a Technical Fellow.  He worked on a variety of programs including the XH-59A Advancing Blade Concept, RSRA X-Wing, MH-60K Special Operation Aircraft, and the X2 Technology Demonstrator.  Tom is a member of the AHS and serves on the History Committee.  He is also on the Board of Directors of the Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives.

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