The History Behind the F-35B Vertical Lift: from Napkin to First…

Dr. Paul Bevilaqua is the aerodynamicist who designed the F-35B shaft-driven lift fan years ago at Skunk Works, Lockheed Martin's advanced technology program. His invention changed short-take off and vertical-landing (STVOL) planes forever, making the Lightning II the first supersonic aircraft with this capability. To… » 4/22/08 9:00am 4/22/08 9:00am