November 2017 Dinner Meeting

Our dinner meeting on 14 November 2017 featured two speakers.   Our first speaker was AIAA Associate Fellow and AIAA Distinguished Lecturer Eugene L. Fleeman. Mr. Fleeman is best-known for his textbooks and expertise on missile design. His presentation on Global Climate Drivers was based… Read More

October 2017 Dinner Meeting

  Our speaker for October was Commuter Craft designer Richard Hogan. Mr. Hogan presented a delightful talk about his kit-built aircraft. The average time to build a home built aircraft is seven years. Mr. Hogan’s goal with Commuter Craft is to make that “build my… Read More

April 2017 Dinner Meeting

Our speaker for the April dinner meeting was Doug Ellis. Mr. Ellis is a volunteer pilot with Angel Flight Soars. Angel Flight provides free air transportation for medical patients in the southeast, covering the six states of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and… Read More

Launch Observations

Local section members Bob Greene and Jolie Elder traveled down to Florida’s space coast for the 12:45 AM Monday 18 July SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9. This was mission CRS-9 and you can find the press kit here on the SpaceX website. You can… Read More

May 2016 Dinner Meeting Recap

  We ended the section year with a fantastic dinner meeting. Our guest was Michelle Evans, author of The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings into Space. Ms. Evans showed lots of historic pictures of the people, equipment, and places that led to hypersonic… Read More

STEM Wars

On Saturday 23 April 2016, the second annual STEM Wars event was held on the campus of Atlanta Metropolitan State College in Atlanta, GA. The event brings together students from middle school, high school, and college and connects them with professionals in science, technology, engineering,… Read More

Congressional Visits Day 2016

Despite the shutdown of the entire METRO train system in our nation’s capital, three intrepid AIAA members represented Georgia for Congressional Visits Day 2016. Of the 14 Georgia Congressmen in the House of Representatives, we were able to meet with legislative staff or deliver information… Read More

Women Engineers

Yesterday was International Women’s Day 2016. Microsoft Philanthropies has a page with video devoted to the topic of women engineers/inventors. The point, of course, is to show how we know the names of great male inventors but not female inventors. And a Google search of… Read More