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executive , pilot , Aerospace engineer

Gary Curtis Hall, American experimental test pilot, aerospace engineer and executive. Pioneer development armed fighter helicopter. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (2), others; named Southeast Kern County Citizen of Year, 1980-1981.

Background

Hall, Gary Curtis was born on December 31, 1932 in Miami, Florida, United States. Son of Clarence R. and Mary Lou (Schofill) Hall.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1956. Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University Texas, Austin, 1961.

Career

Enlisted in the United States Army, 1951. Commissioned Second lieutenant infantry, 1956. Advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel.

Airplane and helicopter test pilot, 1958. Graduate United States Navy Test Pilot School, 1965. Two tours of duty in Vietnam.

Deputy Commander United States Army Engineering Flight Test Activity, 1972-1974, retired, 1975. Director Mojave Flight Test Facility, Flight Systems, Inc., 1975-1976. Flight test project engineer A-10 fighter Fairchild Republic Company, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1977-1979.

Supervisor test team section Kentron International, 1979-1982. Manager aircraft flight test department Computer Sciences Corporation, since 1983.

Achievements

  • Pioneer development armed fighter helicopter.

Membership

Mayor, Rosamond, California, 1975. Fellow Society Experimental Test Pilots (1st army aviator associate fellow). Member Society Flight Test Engineers, American Helicoptor Society, United States Army Aviation Association, Rosamond Chamber of Commerce (president 1974, 76, 77, 79-82), BDD Flight Test History Foundation.

Connections

Married Carole Creech, July 12, 1970. Children: Carol Jo, Johnna Rae, Mary Christine.

father:
Clarence R. Hall

mother:
Mary Lou (Schofill) Hall

spouse:
Carole Creech

child:
Carol Jo Hall

child:
Johnna Rae Hall

child:
Mary Christine Hall