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

Think Big. Dream Big.

A new IMAX film produced in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) looks to explore engineering contributions to the world and its future. See more about it and where to view it at http://www.dreambigfilm.com/  

November 2016 Dinner Meeting

Our featured speaker at the November dinner meeting was Ron Alexander, founder of the Candler Field Museum. All in attendance were treated to an enthusiastic presentation about the early history of the Atlanta airport and the history of early aviation. It is therefore very sad… Read More

October 2016 Dinner Meeting

Our October dinner meeting guest was AIAA distinguished lecturer Dr. Richard Hallion. Dr. Hallion is an aviation historian. He presented the topic “The High-Speed Revolution: How Aviation Progressed From the Subsonic to the Hypersonic Era.” It was fascinating to see a graph of flight speeds over… Read More

September 2016 Dinner Meeting

  Our September dinner meeting speaker was David A. Alvord from Georgia Tech Research Institute. Mr. Alvord spoke about acoustic testing on both rockets and UAVs. His presentation covered the complexities of testing, including how different elements of a design interact — sometimes in unexpected… 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

AIAA Robotics Gift

The newspaper clipping covers most of the information. Our section gave a generous donation this year to support Fannin County High School robotics. Fannin county is in north Georgia at the border with Tennessee. It is an area that does not have easy access to… Read More