Dow Plastic Aircraft Development - Pictorial Summary

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0763
Creators:
Windecker, Leo J., 1921-
Dates:
bulk 1961-1963
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.18 Cubic Feet
(1 box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 63 8 x 10 black and white photographs depicting the construction process of a composite aircraft. Preceding each photograph is a detailed caption. Thirty five of these photographs were taken by Jack Greenberg on September 25, 1963 and October 8, 1963.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Two dentists, Dr. Leo Windecker and his wife Dr. Fairfax Windecker, worked with The Dow Chemical Company in a quest to develop lightweight fiberglass reinforced plastic structures for aviation use. The final result of this experimentation was the Windecker Eagle I, the first all composite aircraft to receive FAA certification.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Dow Plastic Aircraft Development - Pictorial Summary, Accession number XXXX-0763, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Composite materials Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Research Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dow Chemical Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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