Accession Number : ADA258441
Title : Dr. Alexander H. Flax: Technologist of Aeronautics
Descriptive Note : Research rept.
Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
Personal Author(s) : Burge, Legand L
Report Date : Mar 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 58
Abstract : This paper is a tribute to the unique contribution of Dr. Alexander H. Flax who served from 1963 to 1969 as Assistant Secretary for Research and Development, US Air Force. A number of pioneering efforts concerning aircraft flight have affected the Air Force. Since its beginning great innovators have emerged who improved upon the art and science of flight. One such person is Al Flax. This article identifies, describes and assesses Flax's contributions to the field of aeronautics and to the United States Air Force's science and technology program. The study is based on open sources, research and oral history interviews regarding Flax's life. Air power and the control of the battlefield offered by airborne equipment and personnel owe much to Flax's work. Flax contributed to decisive elements of aerospace power, aerodynamics and aeronautics. Rotorcraft, wide-body aircraft, air craft materials, and spacecraft are just a few areas that had his impact.
Descriptors : *AERONAUTICS , *BIOGRAPHIES , MILITARY AIRCRAFT , ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT , AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING , AIR FORCE RESEARCH
Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
Humanities and History
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE