HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT
Paul F. Dye was the longest serving Flight Director for Human Space Fight, retiring from NASA in 2013. He worked in flight operations throughout the entire Space Shuttle Program, including the entire Shuttle-Mir Program. He served as Flight Director on 39 missions, nine as the Lead Flight Director. He was also Flight Director for the International Space Station.
Why the Dragon's Split-second Launch Timing is a Must
Blogs and Videos on Human Space Flight
Video Clips showing Ironflight advising front-room Flight Controllers on how to best communicate with their Flight Director.
Interviews about the Space Shuttle with Minnesota Public Radio's Bob Collins
NASA Shuttle Flight Director Hall of Fame
NASA Shuttle Flight Director Staffing
HOMEBUILT AIRPLANES and GENERAL AVIATION
A fascination with aircraft and flying manifest early in Dye’s childhood.An opportunity to help restore two J-3 Cubs as a Boy Scout project led him into a private pilot's license and a life-long interest in building, flying, and testing experimental aircraft and homebuilt aircraft. He currently holds a commercial license for fixed wind aircraft, a glider license,, and an instrument endorsement
Blogs and Videos on homebuilt airplane building and flying. (General aviation articles are below the material on human space flight.
WRITER and EDITOR
Paul is a prolific writer on aviation and human space flight topics. He has been an editor of KITPLANES magazine since 2013.
Dear FAA, Model Aircraft Are Not Drones
Chased by a B-29 Over Florida—A close encounter with Fifi at the Fun Fly-In Expo
The Heavy Glider - An Intimate Look at the Shuttle Orbiter
Build It Better: The Thinking Homebuilder
Free Flight—The Soul of the Machine
Kneeboard Notes (KITPLANES blog)