1903 Wright Flyer Project

The AIAA Wright Flyer Project is a purely volunteer, non-profit organization. We have survived for more than twenty years on a small insurance settlement and the generocity of others. We are indebted to the following Organizations/Institutions for their support of the Project as we built our first replica for testing in the NASA Ames Wind Tunnel:

Able Corporation L. A. Trade Tech
American Red Ball Movers LabView Software & Hardware
Bell-Memphis Inc. Lucas Control Systems
Cal Tech MarFab, Inc.
DeVries Moving, Packing & Storage McDonnell Douglas Aircraft
Diamond Chain National Instruments
Doak Aircraft Northrop Grumman Corp
Cal Poly Pomona Phillip's Draperies
General Electric Co. Red Ball Movers
GilCorp Systems & Mfg Rockwell International
International Die Casting Southwest Products Co.
Jorgenson Steel TRW
J. P. Stevens Tube Sales, Inc.

This web site is dedicated to the following individuals who helped make this dream a reality.

In Memorium:

Gardner "Bic" Bickford - International Die Casting (workspace & manufacturing support)
Eugene Coates - Promotion
Carl Friend - Aerodynamics, Safety, Rigging
Bud Gurney - Wood Fabrication & Assembly
Wally Perry - Fabrication & Machinery
Henry Resler - Design & Special Parts/Construction
Mel Shorr - Stability & Control


Fred Erb - Construction & Assembly
Charles McPhale - Aerodynamics
John Graves - Propulsion
Roger Schaufele - Advisory
Bob Sechrist - Heavy Construction/Power System
Bob Martz - R/C Model

Copyright 1996-2003, AIAA Wright Flyer Project, all rights reserved.

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