Ming Chang AIAA Domain Lead for Aeronautics; Senior Director of Flight Technologies General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (Retired)
AIAA SciTech Forum 2022
Ming Chang is an Aeronautical Engineer with 43 years in the aerospace industry specializing in the Flight Sciences area. His last 5 years were at General Atomics (GA) where he recently retired as the Senior Director of Flight Technologies overseeing Aero, Propulsion, CFD and Flight Controls/GNC activities. At GA he help publicize the GA brand name with the Predator product line, developed real time pilot-in-the-loop simulations for handling qualities assessment, assembled GA’s first remote flight test control room for Predator flight test monitoring and participation and developed capture strategies for CRADs such as ASAPTR and SkyBorg programs. Previous to GA he worked for Lockheed Martin (LM) managing the Aero, Acoustics and CFD group, was the Flight Sciences IPT lead for JASSM and Nano UAV program. Prior to leaving LM he was a Lockheed Martin Fellow specializing in Aeronautics. In that capacity he managed flow control programs for drag reduction such as Plasma flow control and the AFRL ESMC program. Through the various years Ming has had the luck to work on many ground breaking programs such as hybrid airship programs to hypersonic programs and from Nano UAVs to Predator Drones that are either flying today or have had successful demonstrations.