Robert H. Fowler 1922-2011
Bob Fowler has had a varied and interesting flying career. During WW2, he flew 44 Opeartional missions with 226Sqn,flying B-25 Mitchells. Post war he flew a P-38 Lightning performing Magnetic surveys and high altitude photography for Spartan in Ottawa, this helped give Robert Fowler a name in the aviation field.
In 1952, he was hired by de Havilland of
Bob Fowler has also played a major role in the development of flight controls and propeller systems which led to de Havilland becoming a leader in the production of STOL aircraft. This work was later followed by his research in modulated jet thrust. He was involved with NASA AMES Resarch center flying the Augmenter Wing Flight Research Vehicle,which was developed from a heavily modified prototype Buffalo and also the QSJRA,Quiet Shorthaul Research AIrcraft,which was a swept upper-wing,surface blowing study.