Mr. Wiechman participated on the design teams for Have Blue (the first real flying stealth aircraft), F-117A Nighthawk (stealth fighter aircraft) and Sea Shadow (the first naval stealth ship) in the early conceptual design, where he and the teams were faced with designing and inventing concurrently. The designs were developed from practical experience, using new techniques in radar absorbing materials, sound suppression and reduction of visual signatures. This pioneering effort gave the Nation a 15-year lead over potential adversaries, a lead the Nation continues to enjoy because of the work that continues to this date. He has contributed directly on the F-15, F-18E/F, F-23, and the Bird of Prey. The Bird of Prey aircraft was donated to the National Air Museum of the Air Force, where it is proudly displayed in the Modem Flight Hanger. Mr. Wiechman is currently a partner and Chief Technology Officer for Eagle Aerie Inc.
Mr. Wiechman has been awarded numerous honors for his contributions to the nation's defense, including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aerospace Design Award and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Combat Survivability Award for Technical Achievement. In 2004, he received the Pioneers of Stealth award, a prestigious honor bestowed by the industry and government founders of the Stealth technology. Mr. Winchman's a consultant to MIT/LL in Boston, consultant to Dayton, OH for the Air Force and is currently on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.