Research pilot Edwin W. Lewis Jr. at NASA's
Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air
Force Base, CA. 9/29/99
Photo: NASA / Tony Landis
11/9/2007 - DWARDS, Calif. - Edwin W. Lewis Jr., a
research pilot at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center
on Edwards Air Force Base, CA, died in the crash of a
Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 on the evening of Nov. 8.
Lewis was flying with another Civil Air Patrol member
who also perished in the aircraft when it crashed
southwest of Las Vegas.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by the
National Transportation Safety Board.
Lewis served as a NASA Dryden research pilot since
1997. Prior to this, Lewis was a pilot for eight years
at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
He served in Vietnam from 1965 through 1966, where he
was a forward air controller, instructor and
standardization/evaluation pilot. Afterwards, Lewis
served in the California Air National Guard for 18
years, and spent 22 years as an airline pilot with Pan
American prior to coming to NASA in 1981.
Source: NASA Dryden Press Release