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The Flight Research Laboratory (FRL) is a part of the Aerospace Engineering Department at Texas A&M University. It offers both flight testing and wind tunnel testing services. Hangar 1091, near the General Aviation facilities at Easterwood Airport, is the flight services home base. Directly across the street is the Wind Tunnel Complex housing six world-class facilities including the National Aerothermochemistry Laboratory, Klebanoff-Saric Unsteady Wind Tunnel and the NASA-Langley Mach 6 Quiet Tunnel, which are operated by FRL personnel.

FRL and Oran W. Nicks Tunnel from Above

The FRL is directed by William Saric and is supported by an A&P Mechanic, several graduate and undergraduate students, test pilots and affiliated faculty. For a complete listing of FRL employees and affiliates, see the Personnel link at the left of page.

Group Photo of FRL Team

The FRL Team (from left to right): Jerrod Hofferth, Cecil Rhodes, Brian Crawford, Andrea Crawford, Lauren Hunt, Michael Belisle, Matt Woodruff, Brandon Erwin, Lee Denham, and Jacob Knutson. Not pictured: William Saric, Aaron Tucker.