Born: United States of America
Primarily active in: United States of America

Frederick J. Bailey Jr. was an aeronautical engineer whose early work with NACA involved him almost exclusively in rotary-wing research. In 1932, Bailey obtained a BS degree in aeronautical engineering at Middleburg College in Vermont and his Masters at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology two years later.

In September, 1932, he joined The Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory (forerunner of NACA - Langley and NASA-Langley) as a junior aeronautical engineer.  Much of his helicopter work was performed during the following decade.

In 1959, Bailey left Langley as assistant chief of the Flight Research Division to work at NASA's Florida facility and was the technical assistant to the director of the Atlantic Missile Range Operations Office.  In July 1960, he transferred to the Manned Spacecraft Center at Houston.  He retired in February 1960, as the chief of the Flight Safety Operations Office.

(pg-23) : VERTIFLITE January/February 1974