|Lockheed Aircraft Corporation|
Burbank, CaliforniaMr. Chalmers H. Goodlin,
Burnelli Avionics Corporation
1015 Cafritz Building
Washington 6, D.C.
Dear Mr. Goodlin,
We have had certain discussions about your suggestions given in your letter of May 23rd to Mr. Courtlandt Gross. In particular we should like to answer your question at the end of your letter relative to Lockheed taking a license for the use of the Burnelli Body Lift principle. We do not believe there would be anything to be gained by our taking out such a license since none of our designs upon which we are working in the near future could make use of this idea. It is conceivable that when we get into the VTOL field and have aircraft traveling at Mach 6.0 or 7.0, then variations of this idea might possibly become interesting. However, this is many, many years away yet and a lot of problems have to be overcome before we get to that stage of flying history. Since this is many years away, we are convinced that any arrangements made at this time would be premature and unwise. We, nevertheless, appreciate your interest in this matter and thank you for calling it to our attention.LH:lw