Saturday, June 30, 2012
Alan D. Ashley was born May 14, 1933, in Gloversville. He served in the USMC and was employed as a chief test pilot for Kaman Aerospace. During his time with Kaman, Alan was involved with almost every flight test and development program, such as for the NAVY HUK-1 and the HU2K-1, the Air Force H43, the SH-2G and the K-MAX. He was a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and the American Legion.