Five-Time (Undefeated) Women's Freestyle World
Champion, '90 - '94.
Dale has been featured on ABC Sunday News, CBS Morning
News, NBC Weekend Today, CNN Morning News, CNN Sporting World, EXTRA, Front
Runners, Eye Witness Video, and several dozen local TV news programs and
foreign news and talk show programs. Print articles about Dale have appeared
in Sports Illustrated, Glamour, Interview and Le Figaro. Total TV programs
and articles about Dale number over 60 (as of 12/31/95). Total viewing
audience for programs featuring Dale is over 400 million viewers world-wide.
Dale offers ten to twelve freestyle and fun flying
seminars around the world every year, and coaches other budding freestylists
and competition teams.
Judging, Judge Training:
Dale served as a judge at the 1995 Freestyle World
Championships, and is an FAI rated Freestyle Judge. She has also served as
Chief Judge at regional freestyle competitions. Dale developed a freestyle
judge training course for the USPA and IPC and will be serving as an advisor
for the judge training programs in the US and overseas.
Dale has written several articles about freestyle and related
subjects for US and international skydiving magazines. She authored the most
comprehensive book written to date about freestyle - The Aerial Freestyle
Guidebook - describing and explaining how to perform over 90 different
Dale invented the double-sided arm winglets now popular for
freestyle and sit-flying. She invented over 150 different freestyle moves,
and also invented knee flying - a highly maneuverable vertical flying
General Skydiving Info:
She started skydiving in 1986 and has over 4600 jumps
as of January 1996. She trains at Skydive Arizona with Greg Gasson, video.
Education: Dale has her Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D degrees in Aerospace
Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T). She
specialized in spacecraft guidance, navigation, and control and wrote her
doctoral thesis about a specialized rendezvous technique, titled A Guidance
Algorithm for Tether-Mediated Orbital Rendezvous.
Awards and Honors:
A few of her academic honors include:
First place, Regional and National Graduate Aerospace Technical Paper
Competitions (first woman to win the National award)
First place, FAI International Technical Paper Competition (first to win both
the US National and FAI International medals)
Hertz Foundation Fellow - the most prestigious and selective fellowship in
the applied physical sciences
Amelia Earhart Fellow - a highly-competitive fellowship for women in
aerospace sciences and engineering fields
Draper Fellowship - a lucrative fellowship based on academic achievement
James Means Prize in Flight Vehicle Engineering - awarded for best vehicle
design in an MIT competition
Hertz Doctoral Thesis Prize, First Place - for the best Doctoral Thesis among
the Hertz Fellows
Elected President of the MIT Chapter for the American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics (the U.S. aerospace engineering professional
Began work at TRW as a Spacecraft Attitude Control System Engineer, 1987.
Promoted to Spacecraft Systems Engineer, 1990.
Elected to the TRW Advisory Board of Women
Recipient of the YWCA Leadership Award
Assigned the position of Work-Package Manager responsible for development of
spacecraft mission planning and analysis capabilities.
Double-promoted to Senior Systems Engineer, 1991.
Recipient of the TRW Woman of Achievement Award
Selected for the High-Potentials Management Development Program
Assigned the position of Sub-Project Manager responsible for managing the
development of the flight software for a spacecraft project, 1991.
Selected for the TRW Senior Leadership Program
Served as Master of Ceremonies for TRW Women of Achievement Awards
Double-promoted to Engineering Project Manager, 1993.
Assigned the position of Manager for Commercial Development, directly
reporting to the division vice-president, and placed on the Executive
Incentive Pay Plan.
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