Paper Authors on Tour - Dr. David Nixon

The Boeing Condor

One of the most spectacular aircraft exhibits in the Hiller Aviation Museum is the Boeing Condor. The Condor was developed under funding from Boeing and the Department of Defense in the 1980's to evaluate technologies for high altitude, long endurance flight. Although the airplane only made eight test flights, the Condor set two world records. This paper/presentation describes most of the publicly available details of the aircraft and its test program.

Dr. David Nixon received his BS degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Queen's University of Belfast in 1966 and his PhD, in the same subject, from the University of London in 1976. He is the author of more than 140 papers and reports, about half of which are concerned with nonlinear aerodynamics. He is editor and compiler of two books on steady and unsteady transonic aerodynamics and co-editor of a third on missile aerodynamics.

Selected Positions
Senior Research Fellow, University of London
Research Associate, NASA Ames Research Center
President, Nielsen Engineering & Research (Mountain View, CA)
Short's Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Queen's University of Belfast
Chief, Aeronautical Information Technologies Division, NASA Ames Research Center
Director of Education, Hiller Aviation Institute