Nighthawk Model Now Hangs in Engineering Building


Nighthawk Model Now Hangs in Engineering Building
Ed and Lynne Glasgow with the F-117 model.
The 1/7 scale model hangs in the Engineering Laboratories atrium.
The F-117 is the first operational aircraft completely designed around stealth technology. The one shown above is not a model.

A model of one of the most famous fighter jets ever made now hangs in the atrium of the Engineering Laboratories building.

The 1/7 scale model of an F-117 Nighthawk was donated by retired aerospace engineer Ed Glasgow and his wife, Lynne Glasgow.   

The recently retired technical vice president of Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Programs, and his wife donated the model to the university in support of the Aerospace Engineering department.

“We hope that it inspires young engineers,” Lynne Glasgow says.

Ed Glasgow worked on the Lockheed Martin team that designed the stealth fighter jet for the U.S. Air Force. It took only five years to design and build the jet. The jet took its first flight in 1981 and was fully operational and went into production by 1983, he says.

The Nighthawk revolutionized stealth capabilities for aircraft. Sixty-four Nighthawks have been built and 54 are still in operation, Ed Glasgow says.

Ed Glasgow has served for several years on the College of Engineering's Dean's Advisory Board which gives technical, financial and networking support to the college. In particular, Ed Glasgow helped develop the college's safety standards and practices now being used throughout its labs.

Lockheed Martin has been a long-time partner in financial support, scholarships and in hiring our Aerospace and other graduates, in various disciplines.  

Ed Glasgow has been involved in the promotion, selection, development and integration of advanced technologies and in the creative area of engineering design and analysis throughout his 43-year career in the aerospace industry.

Before his retirement from the position of technicalvice president for the Advanced Development Programs he was vice president of Engineering and Advanced Programs for the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. Glasgow served as deputy air vehicle product manager for the F/A-22 Program and chief engineer of Flight Sciences for the YF-22 Program, where he was responsible for the aerodynamic design and performance of the vehicle.