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Working Together, Learning to Fly   Tags: aero, aeronautical, aeronautics, galcit  

An historical look at the Graduate Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT), its research and problem-solving and the impact Caltech’s work and graduates have made upon the local aerospace history.
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  • Caltech Library
  • University Librarian: Kimberly Douglas
  • Curator/Designer: Robin Izon
  • Research: Barbara Ellis
  • Division Content:
  • Dimity Nelson
  • Trity Pourbahrami

Photographs and materials (unless noted):

  • Caltech Library
  • Caltech Archives
  • CODA (The Caltech Collection of Open Digital Archives)
  • Special thanks to Fred E. Culick and Gerald Landry.
 

Clark Millikan and 'Maj' Klein in the 10-foot wind tunnel, c. 1930s

 

Big T, 1931. A fantasy look at lighter-than-air aircraft.

 

Paul MacCready, c. 1940

Paul MacCready, MS 1948, PhD 1952.

Founder of AeroVironment poses as a child with his model "Topper" his award winning model airplane.

 

October 2011- October 2013

An historical look at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT), its research and problem-solving and the impact Caltech’s work and graduates have made upon the local aerospace history.

 

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Douglas Aircraft's DC series of planes revolutionized commerical aircraft. DC-1 through the DC-10 were developed with the help of GALCIT graduates and tested extensively in the 10-foot wind tunnel.

 

Oscar Meyer Weinermobile

The 10-foot wind tunnel was used for many applications besides aircraft. Gerry Landry, wind tunnel manager, and I. Sugioka pose with a Weinermobile model, 1982.0

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