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 50 years of professional aerospace experience includes the NASA Space Shuttle Program, NASA X-43A Flight Research Project, and the United States Navy STANDARD Missile Program. During his far-ranging professional career, Terry 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. In addition, he has served as an engineering consultant to numerous corporate and private aerospace enterprises.
Terry is a subject matter technical expert in the disciplines of aerodynamics, 6-DOF aerodynamics models, aerothermodynamics, hypersonics, flight simulation, and flight testing.
Terry previously served 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 career with Raytheon in 2010 as a Senior Engineering Fellow in Aerodynamics.
Terry has authored more than 180 technical papers on a wide variety of aero-science 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 17 years developing and teaching technical courses at White Eagle Aerospace. Those who have taken Terry’s courses say that he brings an extensive technical knowledge and uncommon instructional skill to the training environment.
Terry is particularly well-known for his inspiring aerospace history presentations, which are intense, technically relevant reviews of 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.
Terry and his wife Phyllis reside in Oro Valley, Arizona. They are the happy parents of five remarkable children and the grateful grandparents of nine delightful grandchildren.