Karl Garman Deputy Director of Research FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
AIAA Aviation Forum 2019
Karl Garman is the deputy director of research for the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation. He co-manages the Office’s research portfolio to encourage, facilitate, and promote safe and efficient commercial space practices. A former flight test engineer, he is the immediate past chair of AIAA’s Flight Testing Technical Committee, a Certified Flight Instructor, and is the lead author for the annual Flight Testing Year in Review article. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University, a Master of Arts from the US Naval War College, and is an AIAA Associate Fellow.