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Aircraft Energy Gain From an Atmosphere in Motion

Manhattan Beach Library

RSVP & Information https://goo.gl/gyi5iU (Walk-in OK but No dinner/meal) ($5 for Presentation Only (with refreshment/soda)) AIAA LA-LV Section Dinner Meeting Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 Aircraft Energy Gain From an Atmosphere in Motion J. Philip Barnes Senior Technical Fellow, Pelican Aero Group What? What does a regenerative-electric aircraft have in common with the wandering albatross? Join J. Philip Barnes, Senior Technical Fellow of Pelican Aero Group and 40-year veteran of air-vehicle and subsystems performance analysis, for technical explanations and simulations showing how both extract energy from vertical or horizontal winds to augment or sustain continuous flight expending almost no energy. Who? With an MSAE from Cal Poly Pomona and BSME from the University of Arizona, Phil has authored AIAA, SAE, AAS, and ASME papers on diverse topics including electric flight, aerodynamics, propellers, and the mechanics of gears, Keplerian orbits, and dynamic-soaring flight. Recently named Cal Poly Aero Engineering Alum of the Year, where he presented Learning From the Birds to graduates, families, and faculty, Phil has given several invited, travel-paid lectures at universities including USC, UIUC, and Univ. of Dayton. Phil frequently mentors engineering students with their capstone projects, and the fruits of such collaboration often appear in his technical papers and presentations. Where? Manhattan Beach Library 1320 Highland Avenue Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (South of 105 Hwy and West of 405 Hwy/Pacific Coast Hwy (1)) Parking http://www.citymb.info/home/showdocument?id=7678 (Lot 8 - Free - 10 hour limit, Lots 5, 6, 14, & 15 - $.75 per hour - 2 hour limit) When? Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (Presentation starts at 6:45 PM) (Library closes at 9:00 PM, but the networking can continue in the patio.) (Ticket sale will end after Monday, January 28, 2019) Dress Code Business Casual Contact [masked] or [masked] / [masked] if any questions Coordinating Organization: AIAA Los Angeles - Las Vegas Section AIAA LA-LV Eventbrite Upcoming Event Listing AIAA LA-LV Website Upcoming Event Announcement

Venus, the stranger next door, 57 years space exploration to Earth's twin sister

RSVP & Information on line http://goo.gl/FD57Cg, or, http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efwfqy5o8520ad47&llr=p9tbt6cab (Walk-in OK but No lunch/meal) ($5 for Presentation Only (with refreshment/soda))

Stratolaunch (RSVP Online http://goo.gl/r6vJ7Y)

Manhattan Beach Library

RSVP and Information http://goo.gl/r6vJ7Y Walk-in OK but no food. $5 for Presentation Only (with refreshment/soda) AIAA LA-LV Section February Dinner Meeting Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 Stratolaunch Brendan Smith Mission Operations Senior Engineer Stratolaunch Systems What? Presentation Summary: Presentation of Stratolaunch Systems Corporation’s exciting progress with standing up an Air-Launch-To-Orbit (ALTO) space business enterprise. More details on the Carrier Aircraft (the world’s largest airplane by wingspan), the PGA liquid hydrogen engine, the Pegasus XL rocket partnership, and new Medium Launch Vehicle and Reusable Spaceplane under development. Where? Manhattan Beach Library 1320 Highland Avenue Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (South of 105 Hwy and West of 405 Hwy/Pacific Coast Hwy (1)) Parking http://www.citymb.info/home/showdocument?id=7678 (Lot 8 - Free - 10 hour limit, Lots 5, 6, 14, & 15 - $.75 per hour - 2 hour limit) When? Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 5:30PM - 9:00PM (Presentation starts at 6:45 PM) (Library closes at 9:00 PM, but the networking can continue in the patio.) (Ticket sale will end after Monday, February 18, 2019) Dress Code Business Casual Contact [masked] or [masked] if any questions

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