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Wind tunnels

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note:

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

William E. Boeing Sr. Papers

Identifier: 2005-10-06-B
Abstract William E. Boeing, Sr. (1881-1956) was an aviation pioneer and founded The Boeing Company in 1916. The collection holds textual materials, such as correspondence, philately, business-related materials, clippings, and ephemera, as well as photographs and illustrations related to his personal and business life, circa 1783-2008. Major areas of interest include family photographs and extensive personal and business-related correspondence.

William Hough "Bill" Cook Jr. Papers

Identifier: 2017-10-26
Abstract The William Hough “Bill” Cook, Jr. Papers are comprised of documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia pertaining to the life and work of Bill Cook, Jr. A significant portion of this collection is made up of correspondence, both personal and professional. Major topics include the Boeing high speed wind tunnel, the B-29, B-47, and B-17 bombers, the development of the YC-14 short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft, and research on supersonic transport.

Neil Householder Aircraft Collection

 Collection — Box One
Identifier: 2015-08-23
Contents of the Collection The Neil Householder Aircraft Collection is a small collection that includes textual materials and photographs related to three aircraft; the Boeing 2707 SST, the "Buffalo" experimental STOL, and Il Cigno, a Da Vinci-inspired glider, circa 1960s-2003. The items were given to or gathered by Householder during his time as a Boeing employee and, later, a restoration volunteer at The Museum of Flight. Included in the collection are 30 black-and-white photographs of the Boeing 2707 SST...

Bill McIntosh Boeing Photograph Collection

 Collection — Box One
Identifier: 2021-07-21
Content Description The Bill McIntosh Boeing Photograph Collection is a collection of photos acquired by McIntosh during his 38-year career at the Boeing Company as an aerodynamicist from 1958-1996. The collection includes 200 prints, which are primarily 8x10" color prints though some are black-and-white. Subjects include the B-47 with turboprop; YC-14 development; 727-300 development; 727-400; 747; 757 flight deck modeling; 757-767 cockpit configurations; 767; 777; 777 model in non-Boeing wind tunnel with...

The University of Washington Venturi Wind Tunnel Reports

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2012-07-30
Content Description The University of Washington Venturi Wind Tunnel Reports document experiments by the University’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics to study the “Venturi Effect,” the effect of a fluid’s velocity as it passes through a constricted space. The collection contains memos and notations about calibrating and using the wind tunnel and reports by students describing the findings of their experiments ranging from the construction of the wind tunnel in 1930 to 1993.

Series XIV. Lear Fan Limited, 1942-1947, 1975-1999, undated

Scope and Contents: Lear Fan Limited Series XIV: Lear Fan Limited (LFL) provides a look into the development, production, flight testing, and quest for FAA certification of the Lear Fan 2100, an innovative all-composite airplane that William P. Lear and his team designed in 1976-1977. The series is arranged into eight subseries: administrative records, correspondence, financial records, legal records, photographs, publicity materials, research materials, and ...

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