“Winch Launch Failure Recovery: The AAA Envelope”
George Moore is a soaring instructor with the Spokane (Washington) Soaring Society. George learned to fly power as a teenager in Mississippi in the 1960s and has been soaring since 1985, owning a 1-26B. He is an electrical engineer and received a PhD from Purdue University. His current day job is in advanced R&D for a major electronics company in the areas of signal processing, communications, and controls. In prior employment he has worked in avionics systems employed on the B2 bomber, the AV-8B Harrier, and the Boeing 777. George is actively engaged in the development of next generation winches and the study of winch launch dynamics. He is in the process of developing a prototype winch to demonstrate the merits of active tension control and battery-electric drives.