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Bob Burt wins 2017 Lincoln Award

The Lincoln Award is named in honor of Dr. John W. (Jack) Lincoln, the U.S. Air Force’s first Technical Advisor for Aircraft Structural Integrity. Established in 1996, the Lincoln Award is given out annually at the USAF ASIP conference to recognize a distinguished career expert who has made significant contributions toward advancements in aircraft structural integrity and safety. Recipients have dedicated their careers to aircraft structural integrity through contributions to research and development, engineering, or applications. Hill Engineering would like to congratulate Bob Burt (Lockheed Martin Aeronautics) on winning the 2017 Lincoln Award!

There is an excellent summary of Bob Burt’s celebrated career on the Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Conference website. Bob was originally hired into the Fort Worth Division of General Dynamics (later becoming part of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics). Throughout his career he worked on many aircraft programs including F-16, F-111, A-12, and most recently F-35.

Thank you, Mr. Burt, for all that you have done to advance the ASIP community. Congratulations on being selected to receive this prestigious award.