Our History in Providing Independent Engineering Services - 1960s
Conducts the first accurate airborne simulation of another aircraft (NT-33A simulation of the X-15).
Begins test pilot training at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School using B-26 variable stability aircraft.
First test facility capable of real gas, real-time simulation of hypersonic flight.
A New Era of Flight
An intensive test program was flown to evaluate a fully-automatic low-altitude terrain following system developed by C.A.L.
Begins test pilot training at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School using B-26 variable stability aircraft.
Early development work begins in aircraft parameter identification.
Designs, tests, evaluates and patents box beam barrier guard rails.
Pioneers first independent HYGE sled test facility in the world to evaluate automotive restraint systems.
Wind Tunnel Record
Achieves record wind tunnel testing hours (7,270 hours equivalent to 303 days of continuous 24 hour testing).
Establishes VERF: Establishes Vehicle Experimental Research Facility (VERF) to evaluate vehicle crashworthiness and handling characteristics.
Begins testing the Bell Aircraft X-22A variable stability research aircraft.
Aircraft Handling Qualities
C.A.L. develops the military specification for the handling qualities of piloted aircraft (Mil-F-8785B) as well as the user guide. C.A.L. is established as one of the leading organizations in this field.