Dr. Michael DeLorenzo (BGen, USAF, retired) is Professor Emeritus at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) and former head of the USAFA Department of Astronautics with over 31 years of research and development experience in astronautical engineering. He has served in numerous Air Force science and engineering leadership positions to include the Vice Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, headquartered at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. His doctoral research was conducted at Purdue University and specialized in the control of large flexible spacecraft.
Dr. Wayne F. Hallgren is a 1975 graduate of West Point, retired Air Force Colonel, and Vice President of Practical Aeronautics. Wayne taught for ten years in the Air Force Academy’s Department of Aeronautics, including two years as Deputy Department Head. He has 25 year's experience in aeronautical engineering, including five years as adjunct faculty to the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School (TPS). He’s flown handling-quality sorties in the F-4, T-38, F-15, A-37, AT-38B, TPS’s variable stability Lear jet, as well as numerous General Aviation aircraft. Wayne is a contributing author to Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Basics with Applications (McGraw-Hill, 1994) and co-author of an Introduction to Aircraft Flight Mechanics, winner of AIAA’s 2006 Summerfield Book Award.