Timothy P. Jung

Timothy P. Jung, Ph.D.

Senior Managing Consultant


Dr. Jung is an aeronautical engineer, Senior Consultant and Director of Aviation with Engineering Systems Inc. (ESi).  He joined ESi following a 25-year career in the U.S. Air Force where his broad range of duties included advisor to the Ministry of Defense in Kabul, Afghanistan and Director of the Aeronautic Laboratory at the Air Force Academy.  In the Air Force, Dr. Jung was also an aircraft commander and instructor pilot with over 2400 flight hours in aircraft ranging from sailplanes to supersonic fighters and bombers, including the T-1A, the Beech 400 business jet.  In his final assignment, he taught undergraduates flight test techniques in the T-41D (Cessna 172).  Currently, he has a commercial Instrument pilot FAA rating for gliders, single-engine and multi-engine aircraft.  He maintains his pilot proficiency in the Cirrus SR20.  Dr. Jung has a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado.  He has extensive experience in wind tunnel testing, aircraft design, and performance.  He has investigated a wide variety of engineering problems spanning from rocket fin failures to the aerodynamics of rope for the Department of Defense and private sector companies.  He taught courses in flight test, aerodynamics, aircraft design, and experimental methods at the Air Force Academy and Air Force Test Pilot School.





  • Use of Specific Excess Power in Aviation Accident Analysis, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, SciTech Forum, AIAA-2021-1337, January 2021
  • Quantification of Pressure Fluctuations in a Trisonic Wind Tunnel, Supersonic Testing Association International, January 2017
  • Trisonic Wind Tunnel Investigation of Porus Wall Effects on Shock Wave Attenuation, Supersonic Testing Association International, January 2017
  • Transonic Wind Tunnel Study of Damaged AIM-9L/M Fins and Comparison to Missile DATCOM, Department of Aeronautics, U.S. Air Force Academy, December 2015
  • Modified Linear Theory Sonic Booms Compared to Experimental and Numerical Results, Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 52, No.6, September 2015
  • The Value of Semi-Empirical Analysis Models in Aircraft Design, 16th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, June 2015
  • Investigation of Transonic Stability and Performance of Atlas V Rocket, Department of Aeronautics, U.S. Air Force Academy, May 2015
  • Wind Tunnel Testing to Evaluate Static Stability of SURG Micro Air Vehicle, Department of Aeronautics, U.S. Air Force Academy, May 2014
  • Lobe Balancing Design Method to Create Frozen Sonic Booms Using Aircraft Components, Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 49, No. 6, December 2012
  • Methodology for Conducting Scaled Sonic-Boom Flight Tests Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 49, No. 5, September 2012
  • See CV for further publications

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