Accession Number : ADA308423

Title :   Aeronautical Training and Materials Research.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 93-29 Feb 96,

Corporate Author : KANSAS STATE UNIV MANHATTAN

Personal Author(s) : Reagan, Charles ; Bernard, Kenneth

PDF Url : ADA308423

Report Date : 08 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : Kansas State University has received a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for 'Aeronautical Training and Materials Research' in the amount of $7,700,000. The general purposes of the grant were equipment support for pilot and mechanic training and for scientific research. The principle expenditures from the grant have been for new and refurbished aircraft for the University's training fleet. In particular, the University purchased one C-90A Beech King Air, four B-58 Beech Barons, and six F-33A Beech Bonanzas. These aircraft were new and were produced to meet Kansas State University's specifications. In addition, the University purchased one Beech F-33C Aerobatic Bonanza and 12 Beech B-24 Sundowners used. The used aircraft were refurbished, standardized, and painted to match the new fleet. In addition, significant amounts of avionics, computers, and other electronic equipment, engine testing equipment, and test engines were purchased for the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program. The third major expenditure was for a 'Materials Fabrication and Coating Building,' a 2,000-square-foot building to house the Avionics Laboratory and the Composite Fabrication and Non-Destructive Testing Laboratories.

Descriptors :   *PILOTS, *AIR FORCE TRAINING, TEST AND EVALUATION, AVIONICS, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, ENGINE COMPONENTS, COMPUTERS, MATERIALS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, FABRICATION, TEST EQUIPMENT, AERONAUTICS, FLEETS(SHIPS), LABORATORIES, NAVAL TRAINING, KANSAS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE