FEBRUARY 25, 2021 — UTSA’s vision to become a premier national research institution will soon get a blast in that direction thanks to important hypersonics research taking place on campus. Under the direction of Chris Combs, Dee Howard Endowed Assistant Professor in Aerodynamics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, UTSA is nearing the completion of a state-of-the-art, multi-million-dollar wind tunnel funded by the university.
(San Antonio * January 19, 2021) – Local students will expand their exploration of STEM careers by tapping San Antonio’s rich aviation and aerospace industry through resources provided by the Dee Howard Foundation in partnership with the IDRA Texas Chief Science Officer program.
In 2016 as part of this initiative, in collaboration with and the support of our community and industry partners, we undertook the following initiatives…
In 2015 as part of this initiative, in collaboration with and the support of our community and industry partners, we undertook the following initiatives…
In the course of his career as a photographer Smithers took more than 9,000 photographs of a wide range of subjects, including the pioneering work of such aviators as Claire L. Chennault, Katherine Stinson, and Benjamin Foulois; border skirmishes between the United States cavalry and Mexican raiders.
As a young boy, Ed Swearingen became deeply interested in airplanes, with Charles Lindbergh being his childhood hero. His mother related that he would roll the rug back in their farm house and use chalk on the floor to draw the fuselage of an airplane.
Dr. Lamb, an eminent Cardiologist and Internist and key scientist for the nation's man-in-space program, passed away on July 3, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.
From designing fuels for prop planes and jet engines to developing systems and components that go to Mars and beyond, engineers and scientists at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI®) have been an integral part of the San Antonio aviation and aerospace landscape since we were founded on the outskirts of San Antonio in 1947.
As President John F. Kennedy began his speech, the 10,000 people outside Building 150 at Brooks AFB quickly realized they were watching an address rich in local history, but they’d soon discover they also were part of a major, historic event.
On 25 June 2015, as part of its support of educational initiatives (Pre-K thru 12, local colleges and universities), Wayne Fagan presented to Hai-Chao Han, PHD, a glass etching of a Rolls Royce Tay 650 engine.
In January 1946, Earl F. Slick (brother of Tom Slick, founder of Southwest Research Institute) founded Slick Airways as the air cargo division of the Slick Corporation, headquartered in San Antonio.
Jack was the son of Joe Frost, Jr., then president of Frost Bank, and the nephew of John Frost, recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross in World War I.
A part of San Antonio’s proud aviation History.
Long before the 82nd Airborne Division’s storied jump into history on D-Day, a demonstration of parachute tactics was held in San Antonio before the Army’s chief of staff, and it was a hair-raising stunt.