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LT Brad McNally is a 2001graduate of the United
scientific work. He is also a member of
States Coast Guard Academy. After serving two tours
the Army Aviation, National Aviation and
in Coast Guard Naval Engineering he attended Naval
Helicopter Foundation International Hall
Flight Training in Pensacola, Florida. He was
of Fame. Frank Piasecki’s career as a de-
previously station at the Coast Guard Air Station in
signer, builder and pilot of rotary wing
Atlantic City, NJ where he was an aircraft commander
aircraft spanned nearly 70 years from the
in the MH-65C Dolphin helicopter. He currently
infancy of the helicopter in the 40s to
resides in West Lafayette, IN with his wife Monica and
some of the most advanced work in hy-
son Brett where he is assigned as a graduate student
brid helicopter designs in the 21st century,
at Purdue University pursuing a Masters Degree in
making him a true Rotorcraft Pioneer.
Aeronautical Engineering.

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