From the wind-swept shores of Kill Devil Hills to the desolation of Mare Tranquillitatis and beyond, the history of American aerospace is characterized by stunning technical accomplishments and uncommonly heroic endeavors that remind us what the aerospace community is capable of when challenged to accomplish the impossible. At White Eagle Aerospace, a key aspect of providing you with top-notch technical training is helping you learn and apply the priceless lessons of aerospace history.
We believe that each serious aerospace professional has a responsibility to preserve the legacy of aviation and space exploration. Only by understanding and applying the hard-won lessons learned in the past can we hope to achieve excellence in the future. White Eagle Aerospace helps you understand and apply these historical lessons, while carrying this legacy of knowledge forward to future generations.
The vision of White Eagle Aerospace is to promote awareness of and appreciation for the rich past of American aerospace. We do this through:
Our Aerospace History Series (AHS) is a collection of 10 entertaining audio-visual presentations focusing on significant accomplishments and events in aerospace history. Each presentation is 90 minutes long and includes an audience question-and-answer period. Choose from our current selection of lectures, or request a customized presentation that meets your organization’s requirements. To view a brochure of our current presentations, please click on the “Aerospace History Series” link at the upper right.
J. Terry White is president and CEO of White Eagle Aerospace. His desire to share the joy of flight, combined with his passion for teaching and his love of all things aerospace, culminated in the formation of the company.
Terry’s over 45 years of professional aerospace experience includes the NASA Space Shuttle Program, NASA X-43A Flight Project, the United States Navy STANDARD Missile Program and numerous proprietary consulting projects. During his extensive career, he has served on the engineering technical staff of Rockwell International, General Dynamics Corporation, Hughes Missile Systems Company, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and Raytheon Missile Systems. His professional affiliations include the AIAA, SFTE, ITEA, NAA, SAE, AAHS, FTHF, and NSS.
In 2009, Terry completed his industrial career as manager of the Aerodynamics Department in the Guidance, Navigation, and Control Center at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. In this capacity, he was responsible for all aerodynamics work performed at the world’s largest tactical missile producer. He concluded his work with Raytheon in 2010 as an Engineering Senior Fellow in Aerodynamics.
Terry has authored more than 180 technical papers on a wide variety of aeroscience and aerospace subjects. His teaching credentials include 15 years as an instructor in the Aerospace Engineering Department of the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 10 years as an instructor in the professional development program at Raytheon and 7 years developing and teaching courses at White Eagle Aerospace. Those who have taken his courses say that he brings an uncommon passion and extensive technical knowledge to the training environment.
Terry is particularly well-known for his inspiring aerospace history presentations, which are intense, technically relevant reviews of historically significant events in United States aerospace history. He has lectured extensively on aerospace history topics at the USAF Test Pilot School, the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, academia and industry. He also serves as a motivational keynote speaker for aerospace conferences, business functions, commemorative events, public service organizations, special interest groups and private business.
Terry and his wife Phyllis reside in Oro Valley, Arizona. They are the happy parents of five remarkable children.