The Burnelli Web Site
Evidence of Suppression and Official denial is overwhelming



Mr. Daniel S. GoldinspacerREGISTERED LETTER
Administratorspacer[P 397 818 135]
300 E Street, S.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20546spacerMarch 29, 1995.

Dear Mr. Goldin,

The cover story, "MEGAPLANES" in the April 1995 issue of POPULAR SCIENCE, states that NASA provided the funding for McDonnell Douglas to develop the lifting body configuration, as illustrated.

It can be seen from the enclosed photographic comparison that the configuration, shown on the POPULAR SCIENCE cover, is a simple clone of the 1951 model of a Burnelli Lifting Body airplane which was designed by this company's revered founder, Mr. Vincent Justus Burnelli. Therefore, NASA has paid millions of dollars to McDonnell Douglas to come up with a design, laid down by Mr. Burnelli in 1951.

The article itself is further confirmation that Mr. Burnelli's genius, from 1921 forward, embraced the correct ingredients to produce superior, safer and less costly air vehicles. However, NACA/NASA and the military-industrial complex chose to persecute this great visionary and aircraft builder into a pauper's grave. Simple acknowledgement of his brilliance would have saved many thousands of military/civil lives and many hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars.

The Burnelli Company, Inc. is the owner of all Burnelli Lifting Body patent, proprietary and intellectual property rights. May we please have an explanation as to why NASA has discriminated against the Burnelli Company and funded a Burnelli competitor to pirate these Burnelli rights? Thank you. We look forward to your response.

Yours sincerely,


Chairman & President

cc: Mr. John McDonnell


Correspondence is listed in Chronological order
March 29, 1995 to present day (1 - 33)
(All correspondence since March 29, 1995 is present)

1. Mar 29, 1995 Burnelli letter to NASA 2. May 5, 1995-NASA response 3. Aug. 10, 1995-Burnelli letter to NASA General Counsel
4. Aug. 31, 1995-NASA response 5. Sept. 6, 1995-Burnelli responds to NASA Sr. Patent Atty 6. Sep. 20, 1995-Burnelli to NASA re: lifting body research project
7. Sept. 21, 1995-NASA says "the patent expired" 8. Sep. 27, 1995-Burnelli to NASA Counsel, "..when criminal conspiracy is involved.." 9. Oct. 3, 1995-NASA Gnl Counsel, "..I am not your attorney.."
10. Oct 3, 1995-Burnelli to NASA, "..outrageous bureaucratic tyranny.." 11. Oct 6, 1995-BURNELLI submits reports and tests to NASA 12. Nov. 2, 1995, Burnelli, "..may I have a response.."
13. June 27, 1996 Burnelli claims NASA is refusing to acknowledge 14. July 3, 1996 - NASA: "We will not consider taking licence".. 15. July 9, 1996 Burnelli, presents Lockheed correspondence
16. Aug 12, 1996 Burnelli presents Flight magazine article 17. Aug 27, 1996 - NASA Gen'l Counsel requests past correspondence-lost 18. Sept 3, 1996 Burnelli, " ..appeal to you, correct a grave injustice.."
19. Sept 6, 1996 NASA: "..we have no record of your letter.." 20. Sept 24, 1996 - Burnelli: "..all aircraft mfr's recognized Burnelli importance in mid-30's" 21. Sept 25, 1996 NASA: "..Burnelli did not submit a proposal.."
22. Oct 7, 1996 Burnelli: "..NASA, you have deferred our correspondence.." 23. Oct 11, 1996 - Burnelli: "..internet NASA FACT is a lie.." 24. Oct 28, 1996 NASA: "..we will continue to disagree.."
25. Dec 9, 1996 Burnelli: "..NASA, you have repudiated your obligations.." 26. Jun 10, 1965 - Jean A. Roche', Head Aeronautician Engr./Tech. Advisor, US Army Air Forces 27. Jan 13, 1997 BURNELLI: "..we have not received answers to our letters.."
28. Jan 29, 1997 BURNELLI: .."we request that NASA provide no further funding to BWB project.." 29. Feb 10, 1997 BURNELLI: ..Smithsonian article quote:.."the first to touch on the concept was Vincent Burnelli.. " 30. Feb 20, 1997 - NASA: .."considers this matter closed.."
31. Sep. 4, 1995 AVIATION DAILY article .."McDonnell eyes blended wing body research.." 32. Feb 5, 1986 MIAMI HERALD: " NASA behind the times" 33. CARISI Report

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