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Hello Friends,

White Eagle Aerospace is offering its highly acclaimed Aerosciences courses at discounts ranging from 50-75% off of our standard fee from April through the end of October 2023.

This rare training opportunity is known as Farewell Salute. It is our way of saying thank you for your patronage and support of our aerospace training courses over the years. Farewell Salute is also my way of saying farewell as I plan to retire from professional life at year’s end. The decision to retire has not been without reservation since there’s still gas in the tank and the drive to learn and teach is as strong as ever. Retirement also brings the realization that I will greatly miss associating with you. Nonetheless, after a 50-year career as an aerospace engineer, the time has nearly come to say adieu.

All of our Farewell Salute courses will be taught virtually using GoTo Webinar. Thus, you can attend classes from the comfort of office or home and travel costs are nil. The course sign-up and payment submittal process are simple as well. Ample information is provided here on our website to give you an idea of the technical courses available, the associated cost, and when individual offerings are scheduled. Read on and feel free to contact us if you have questions.

All the Best,

John Terry White

Please click the course title for complete details and registration information.

Aerodynamics for Engineers

April 17-20, 2023
August 21-24, 2023

Aerospace Lessons Learned

April 3-6, 2023
September 25-28, 2023

Advanced Missile Aerodynamics

September 11-14, 2023

Aerospace Vehicle Performance

May 22-25, 2023

Basic Missile Aerodynamics

August 7-10, 2023

Basic Rocket Science

Fundamentals of 6-DOF Aerodynamic Models

June 26-28, 2023
October 23-25, 2023

Fundamentals of Earth Reentry

September 5-8, 2023

Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics

April 24-27, 2023

Fundamentals of Hypersonics

May 8-12, 2023
October 2-6, 2023

J. Terry White

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.

Mark Bateup

Dr. Mark Bateup has spent a career spanning 25 years in rocketry and hypersonics within the science and technology research group of the Australian Department of Defence.

A large part of his career has been involved in flight trials and experimentation, both at ground-test facilities and through free-flight trials. He has investigated rocket motor service-life extension for solid rocket motors for a range of missile systems and human safety-critical ejection systems, such as on the F-111 aircraft. His PhD in Aerospace from the University of Queensland involved investigation of hydrocarbon fuel in a scramjet duct. This research was conducted within one of Australia’s free-piston reflected shock tubes.

Mark was a critical team member of the USA-Australian collaboration in the Hypersonic International Flight Research and Experimentation (HIFiRE) Program as well as its predecessors: HyCAUSE and HyShot. These programs had a combined total of more than a dozen flight trials investigating hypersonic phenomena for both external and internal aerodynamics. He also spent several years in the Australian aerospace industry where he led a team that developed safety templates for rocket and missile systems through Monte Carlo analyses.

He has a passion for education across the STEM domain and is a great believer in the ‘learn by doing’ philosophy. He serves on the Committee of the AIAA Adelaide Section as a lifetime Member of the AIAA.

Clayton Smith

Clayton Smith is a seasoned engineer with a diverse background in aerospace and defense. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Purdue University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington, and a Professional Certificate from MIT in Systems Engineering of Complex Systems.

Currently, Clayton is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Labs, where he serves as the lead aerodynamicist for a variety of hypersonics programs. In this role, he is responsible for leading the team through major milestones and for interfacing directly with program leadership, senior scientists, and the sponsor. He has also developed and implemented computational fluid dynamics tools that produce high-quality aerodynamic predictions in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional methods.

Previously, Clayton was the Chief Engineer of Hypersonics & Small UAS at General Atomics, where he automated the aerodynamic and structural design of hypersonic vehicles and oversaw wind tunnel and flight testing. He also served as a UAS Configurations Engineer at The Boeing Company, where he developed new technologies and configurations for unmanned systems, and as a Lead Aerodynamics Engineer in Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where he designed and analyzed aircraft configurations, and led the planning and execution of wind tunnel tests.

Throughout his career, Clayton has consistently demonstrated the ability to identify and develop new technologies, manage budgets, and lead teams in the design and integration of complex systems. He is recognized as a technical resource in the field of small hypersonic vehicles, and is skilled in computational fluid dynamics, wind tunnel testing, and aircraft design.

Please note that all courses will be taught virtually via GoTo Webinar.




Aerodynamics for Engineers 3.5 Days $750
Aerospace Lessons Learned 3.5 Days $750
Advanced Missile Aerodynamics 3.5 Days $750
Aerospace Vehicle Performance 3.5 Days $750
Basic Missile Aerodynamics 3.5 Days $750
Basic Rocket Science 2.5 Days $500
Fundamentals of 6-DOF Aerodynamic Models 2.5 Days $500
Fundamentals of Earth Reentry 3.5 Days $750
Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics 3.5 Days $750
Fundamentals of Hypersonics 4.5 Days $1,000

Q: Are courses taught in-person or virtually?

All courses are taught virtually using GoTo Webinar.

Q: How do I enroll and make payment for a course offering?

Simply click on the appropriate link provided on the Farewell Salute course page. Doing so will take you to the GoTo Webinar registration page for the course offering of your choice. Complete the online form inclusive of your credit card information which is safely handled by Stripe.com which is the third-party payment acceptance vendor.

Q: Why are the registration links not working for me?

It has been brought to our attention that some networks are not allowing the GoTo Webinar registration pages to load. Customers have had success connecting to or disconnecting from VPN, or adjusting VPN settings. If you still encounter issues after attempting these workarounds, please contact us.

Q: Who are the instructors for the Farewell Salute courses?

All Farewell Salute courses are taught by J. Terry White, president of White Eagle Aerospace. Select courses will feature additional instructors, including Clayton Smith of Sandia National Labs and Mark Bateup of the Australian Department of Defence. Consult each Farewell Salute course page for instructor information.

Q: Is there a minimum class size required to run each course offering?

Yes. Each course must have a minimum of 12 paid attendees to run. The offering will be canceled by White Eagle Aerospace should there be fewer than 12 paid attendees one week prior to the scheduled course start date. In such instance, those who are enrolled in the canceled course will receive a refund equal to the course fee minus the small Stripe.com payment processing charge.

Q: What is the refund policy if I have to cancel enrollment in a course?

You may cancel your enrollment up to 30 days prior to the start of the course to receive a full refund minus the small Stripe.com payment processing charge. If you cancel fewer than 30 days prior to the start of the course, White Eagle Aerospace will refund you 50% of the course enrollment fee minus the small Stripe.com payment processing charge.

Q: Are Course Lecture Packages, Technical Brief Packages, and DVDs distributed to attendees of Farewell Salute courses?

Hard copies of Course Lecture Packages, Technical Brief Packages, and DVDs are not distributed to Farewell Salute course attendees. This is one reason we are able to offer our courses at such substantial discounts. However, course attendees will receive PDF file copies of the lectures as handouts during the conduct of each course offering.

Q: How many Farewell Salute course offerings can I enroll in?

You may enroll in as many Farewell Salute courses as you desire! In fact, many of our courses build upon one another. You can view the suggested WEA preparatory courses on each Farewell Salute course webpage.

Q: Why are Farewell Salute courses listed as either 2.5, 3.5, or 4.5 days in duration?

Farewell Salute courses are slightly abridged versions of the respective White Eagle Aerospace nominal course durations of 3,4, and 5 days. The half-day segment permits the requisite course material to be covered without consuming an entire day.

Q: Will I receive a certificate for successfully completing a Farewell Salute course offering?

Those who successfully attend and complete a Farewell Salute course offering will receive a Course Completion Certificate from White Eagle Aerospace.

Q: Who may attend a White Eagle Aerospace course offering?

White Eagle Aerospace reserves the right to restrict attendance at its course offerings to citizens of the United States of America and allied nations. For details, please see our Terms and Conditions.

Q: Can an organization receive a discount for sending a group of its constituents to Farewell Salute courses?

An organization can certainly send a group of its constituents to Farewell Salute courses. However, the traditional group discount is not in effect for the Farewell Salute campaign since WEA has already reduced course costs by 50% to 75%.

Q: Can an organization enroll and make payment for a group of its constituents attending a Farewell Salute training course in a single, all-encompassing transaction?

Every person an organization sends to a Farewell Salute training course must enroll and make payment for that course on an individual basis. That is, each person must complete a course registration form and make payment separately.


More questions? Please contact us at FarewellSalute@whiteeagleaerospace.com.

A registrant may cancel enrollment up to 30 days prior to the start of the course to receive a full refund minus the small Stripe.com payment processing charge. If enrollment is canceled fewer than 30 days prior to the start of the course, White Eagle Aerospace will refund the registrant 50% of the course enrollment fee minus the small Stripe.com payment processing charge.

Each Farewell Salute course offering must meet a minimum student count of 12 paid participants to be held. If the minimum student count is not met, White Eagle Aerospace reserves the right to cancel the course offering no later than one week prior to the scheduled start date. Should a course offering be canceled for lack of a sufficient number of paid participants, those who are enrolled in the canceled course will receive a refund equal to the course fee minus the small Stripe.com payment processing charge.

If White Eagle Aerospace must cancel a full course due to extenuating circumstances such as health or family emergency, registrants will receive a refund equal to the course fee minus the small Stripe.com payment processing charge. If White Eagle Aerospace must cancel a portion of a course, registrants will be offered a prorated refund, or when feasible, alternate day(s) of instruction.

Please contact us at FarewellSalute@whiteeagleaerospace.com with questions.