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



October 6, 1995.

Mr. Alan J. Kennedy
Senior Patent Attorney
Office of the Associate General Counsel
WASHINGTON, DC 20546-0001

Dear Mr. Kennedy,

I see by your letter of October 3 that you have given yourself "authority" to respond to my letter of September 27 after all. Thank you. I shall refer it to our attornies.

You have made it clear that NASA will not consider taking a license with regard to U.S. Patent, No. 2,586,299. However, I am specifically requesting that NASA or McDonnell Douglas make a licence agreement with the Burnelli Company for its proprietary and intellectual property rights which have, ipso facto, been misappropriated by McDonnell Douglas under funding by NASA.

It seems that you are not fully informed about the Burnelli background. Otherwise, you would not have referred to a "Burnelli Flying Wing" airplane design. The terms "Lifting Body" and "Lifting Fuselage" have been synonymous with Burnelli airplanes since the Burnelli RB-1 flew in 1921. You will see in the enclosed UB-14 crash report that Test Pilot Lou Reichers used the term "Lifting Body" in 1935, and General Arnold used the term "Lifting Fuselage" in his letter to the Secretary of War in 1939. To further demonstrate the importance of the Burnelli design, safetywise, I am sending you a video which illustrates the unparalleled crashworthiness, inherent in the Burnelli configuration. I hope this information will make it easier to understand the immense injustice and damages accumulated during the past 54 years of the Burnelli conspiracy.

You probably are influenced by NASA propaganda that one of its engineers invented the lifting body in the early 60's through the ludicrous claim of studying air flow over the nose cones of missiles. When you look at the enclosed 1937 NACA/Burnelli wind tunnel model, you will see the striking similarity between it and the much later NASA lifting body designs of the 60's. It must be remembered that NASA has the entire collection of Burnelli wind tunnel tests during the 30's and 40's from New York University and NACA at Langley Field. Burnelli Lifting Bodies were tested there, with and without wings, in the 1930's.

Your implication that the Burnelli Company seek litigation to settle this matter would certainly result in a serious defaming of NASA and the aerospace industry because of the many thousands of war time and post-war civil fatalities which would not have occurred if General Arnold's request for Burnelli airplanes had not been politically over-ruled. Surely the glaring moral and ethical considerations involved demand a negotiated settlement. Licence agreements with the Burnelli Company by the offending parties could provide a simple solution.

Best regards,

        Thank you.
        Yours sincerely,


        Chairman & President

Enclosures:- Conspiracy + 3

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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