Derek Gawanlock

National Research Council • Test Flight Engineer

Mr. Derek (Duff) Gowanlock is a Qualified Flight Test Engineer within the Flight Operations group at the Flight Research Laboratory. A graduate of the National Test Pilot School and the University of Tennessee (M.A.Sc in Aerodynamics), Derek has 20+ years of experience in flight test and certification working on a diverse number of programs within the Royal Canadian Air Force. He has led flight test teams in a variety of different programs including the development of a new fly-by wire helicopter, in-the-field development and compliance testing of large UAVs, and the airworthiness certification of newly acquired jet aircraft. Since joining the National Research Council, Derek has led the Council’s Microgravity Research activities and is currently the Facility Manager for the Falcon 20 Microgravity Research Aircraft.


International Astronautical Congress 2018

1–5 October 2018

Bremen, Germany