AE Alums Participate in F-35B Sea Trials
Two AE alumni played a part in the historic sea trials testing of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter onboard the USS WASP (LHD-1) in October.
The testing, taking place off the coasts of Maryland and Virginia, marked the first time the aircraft had operated from a ship.
Fellow alumnus Jim Liao, BS 00, is a Flying Qualities/Air Data engineer working for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. He has been working the past six years on the Joint Strike Fighter program, in both design and flight test roles. At sea, Liao’s job was to monitor the aircraft’s air data system and flying qualities during the high-risk test points.
Both alums work for the Integrated Task Force at NAS Patuxent River in Maryland.