Duesterhaus named NFAC director

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Dave Duesterhaus has been selected to become the new Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) site director at AEDC's National Full Scale Aerodynamics Com¬plex (NFAC) at Moffett Field, Calif., effective Sept. 1.

The NFAC wind tunnel facility, located at NASA's Ames Research Center, is the largest wind tunnel in the world and is composed of two large test sections and a common, six-fan drive system. AEDC took over operation of the wind tunnel in 2006.

With him, Duesterhaus brings 36 years of AEDC knowledge and leadership ranging from numerous aeropropulsion projects to being selected for a two-year exchange program with the Federal Republic of Germany where he was employed by the German Aerospace Establishment.

He is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, (AIAA) and has been an active member of the AIAA Tennessee Section where he has served in several positions including sec¬tion chairman.