114 Airport Road
Starkville, MS 39759
Mr. Lawrence's career in the aerospace industry has spanned over 35 years. He has held various positions within the Tracor organization including: Vice-President of the Systems Division in Austin, Texas, and Director of Flight Test Operations in Mojave, California. He retired as President of Tracor Flight Systems, Inc., in 1998. During his early career, he flew as a test pilot in high performance aircraft and specialized in the areas of flying quality development and performance testing. His projects included the Piper Cheyenne III certification effort, the T-35 Pillian project for the Chilean Air Force, the Aerospatiale Omega TB-31 JPATS demonstration effort, and the Piper PA-48 Enforcer program, which was completed under USAF contract. In addition, he participated as a test pilot and program manager for theUSAF Full Scale Aerial target (FSAT) QF-106 and QF-4 Programs. Also, he is an accomplished glider pilot with over 1,500 hours in sailplanes and holds US Diamond Badge No. 602. He has managed high-visibility/large budget general aviation projects and defense contractor research and development programs. Mr. Lawrence is a graduate of Saint Louis University and Mississippi State University.
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