Calvin R. Walker

Calvin R. Walker

Senior Flight Test Engineer at Raspet Flight Research laboratory

ATD Building
114 Airport Road
Starkville, MS 39759
P 662.325.9614


M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2006.
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1988.

Mr. Walker received his B.S. from Mississippi State University in 1988 and M.S. in 2006 both in Aerospace Engineering. He went on to work in C-17 Flight Test at McDonnell Douglas in the early 90s and later in the research, development, test and evaluation of a composite quasi-constant speed propeller and composite aircraft trainer at Global Aircraft. He advises the Student UAS Team and serves as Test Conductor at the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory.

Teaching Areas

  • Unmanned aircraft design
  • Aircraft flight mechanics

Taught Courses

Undergraduate Courses
  • ASE 1501 Design Competition
  • ASE 3123 Aircraft Attitude Dynamics

Research Areas

  • Unmanned aircraft
  • Aircraft Flight Mechanics
  • Composite fabrication

Funding Agencies

  • Geneva Aerospace
  • Mississippi Science, Engineering and Technology

Select Journal Publications

  • The Development of a Proof-of-Concept Backpackable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, M.S. Thesis

Honors and Awards

  • Staff of the Year 2005-2006

Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Senior Member)
  • Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
  • American Helicopter Society
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association