INCOSE WMA is pleased to have Frank Willingham as the presenter for the March tutorial.  Mr. Willingham is a docent at the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center with over fifty years of systems engineering experience.  He has: worked on Boeing’s 707, 727, 737, and 747 as a test director; performed operational test and evaluation on the Boeing’s Model 367-80; and provided systems engineering support to the International Space Station (ISS).  Currently, Mr. Willingham is supporting the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) next generation upgrade of the National Airspace System (NextGEN).

Mr. Willingham will be giving a tutorial and a tour of the Udvar-Hazy Center, titled “Aircraft Systems Engineering and Development”.  The tutorial will review the history and impact of Systems Engineering (SE) on air and space flight.  Six major artifacts in SE and flight development will be discussed: Wright Brother’s Model A, Boeing’s Dash-80, Boeing’s B-29, Lockheed SR-71, Rockwell Space Shuttle, and Lockheed X-35.  After the tutorial, a tour of these artifacts will be given.  The tour will highlight key points and how SE shaped these aircraft.

This tutorial and tour will be held at the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA on Saturday March 30th, 2013 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.  Lunch will be provided.  It is free to attend for INCOSE members and nonmembers. We do ask members to carpool as there is a $15 charge to park.  Space is limited so please register early at

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