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Kara Greene


Kara Greene

Dr. Greene is a Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineer and a Senior Staff Consultant for Engineering Systems Inc. (ESi) where she specializes in aircraft accident reconstruction and analysis. She joined ESi upon retiring from the U.S. Air Force following a 22-year career with positions including Wing Plans and Programs at Al Udied AB and Director of the Aeronautic Laboratory at the Air Force Academy. Dr. Greene was an evaluator and instructor pilot in the C-17A (Boeing Globemaster), an instructor in the T-53 (Diamond DA-40), T-52 (Cirrus SR-20), and T-41 (Cessna 172), and a pilot in the T-37 (Cessna Tweet) and T-1 (Beech Jayhawk) with a total of over 3,500 hours including combat and Night Vision Goggle (NVG) time.
 
Dr. Greene has a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering focusing on unmanned aircraft flying qualities. She has experience in wind tunnel testing and analysis, simulator and model uilding, and aircraft performance. She taught courses in aeronautics, a capstone mathematics course, flight test techniques including data acquisition in the T-41 (Cessna 172). Dr. Greene is a member of the Aerospace Control and Guidance Systems Committee and a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and has held roles as an Engineers as Educators Participant, the Green Engineering Program Committee, the Student Activities Committee Member and Scholarship Chair, and the Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics.