Delacerda, Fred G. 1937-

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Delacerda, Fred G. 1937-

PERSONAL: Born September 19, 1937, in Nachitoches, LA; married Melissa Lea Griner (an attorney), June 17, 1972. Ethnicity: "Hispanic." Education: Louisiana Tech University, B.S. (mathematics and history); Oklahoma State University, B.S. (mechanical engineering); University of Tennessee, B.S. (sports physical therapy); Louisiana State University, M.S. and Ph.D. (human performance); also attended Centenary College, Texas A & M University, University of Southwestern Louisiana, and University of Southern California. Politics: "Independent." Religion: "Nature." Hobbies and other interests: Bicycle racing, sport aerobatics.

ADDRESSES: Home—6020 Ashbury, Stillwater, OK 74074. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Worked for thirty years as a pilot, commercial flight instructor, and advanced ground instructor; private consultant on human performance for twenty years. Worked as high school teacher of algebra, physics, and biology, as high school girls' basketball trainer, and as high school girls' coach for football, track, and cross-country events; worked at the university level as associate professor of applied anatomy, physiology of exercise, kinesiology, biomechanics, neuroanatomy, and energetics, and as a girls' basketball and gymnastics trainer, including instruction at Oklahoma State University in the 1970s; also worked in aviation as an aerobatic competition coach. Trained in aircraft crash survival investigation, aircraft accident investigation and prevention, and aviation safety. Volunteer coach of high school girls' cross-country team.

MEMBER: International Aerobatic Club (chair of human factors, 1988-2000), Experimental Aircraft Association, U.S.A. Track and Field, U.S.A. Cycling Foundation.

AWARDS, HONORS: President's Awards, International Aerobatic Club, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000; named regional flight instructor of the year, Federal Aviation Agency, 1992.


See and Avoid, Delta Aviation (Atlanta, GA), 1988.

Surviving Spins, Iowa State University Press (Ames, IA), 1989.

Peak Performance for Aerobatics, Iowa State University Press (Ames, IA), 2001.

Facts about Spins, Iowa State University Press (Ames, IA), 2002.

Also author of flight training booklets. Contributor to a book on physical therapy. Contributor of several dozen articles to periodicals, including Sport Aerobatics, Sport Aviation, Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, Medicine and Science in Sports, Athletic Journal, Flight Training, Homebuilt Aircraft, and Pilot News. Member of editorial review board, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sport Physical Therapy.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on the effect of age on flying aerobatics.

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