Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Larry Walker

Larry was a test pilot with McDonnell Douglas in St Louis for 25 years and tested many aircraft ranging from the slatted F-4, F-18 (full scale development), AV-8B (full scale development), AV-8B’s digital engine control system, F-15 S/MTD and ACTIVE programs, F-15E high angle of attack and spin tests, and the X-36, a remotely piloted, tailless, high angle of attack research aircraft.

Larry is a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots; he was formerly a Marine pilot and military test pilot. His decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross with Gold Star and 13 Strike/Flight Air Medals for combat action during the Vietnam War.

He has given 10 presentations to the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, and authored 12 articles for the McDonnell-Douglas Product Support Digest. Most recently, he was the Lead Author and Editor of the V/STOL Chapter in the SETP Guide to Critical and Exploratory Flight Testing