Welcome to the Nevada Aerospace Professionals Meetup Group.
For today's session we welcome as Guest Speaker. Colonel Ed Herman -- a lifelong aviation professional.
Ed's aviation career spans over 43 years. From his early years in flight test in the United States Air Force through the turbulent years of the deregulation era of the commercial airline industry, flying with Trans World Airlines, and the Military Airlift Command as an Air Force Reservist , Colonel Herman amassed over 25,000 hours, retiring as a Captain with American Airlines. His personal stories, and behind the scenes knowledge of major international incidents and near disasters are sure to entertain you.
Please join us for what will be another interesting and informative session; we are looking forward to seeing you there!
Some background and Info on our community:
We are a community of engineers, entrepreneurs, students, and hobbyists, all who share a common interest in staying current with activities and opportunities in the broad field of Aerospace. In particular we are interested in maintaining awareness of Aerospace activities undertaken in, or relevant to, the state of Nevada in general, or to the city of Las Vegas, in particular.
Aerospace represents a broad spectrum of types and we will be open to discussing them all, as our interests and relevance to Nevada lead us. Why cover anything from traditional aircraft/aviation, drone-centric systems or space based including cubesat technology.
What to expect...
- welcome and introductions
- summary of types of topics we may cover
- an overview of current events - "this month in Aerospace"
- open discussion of hopes and expectations for this and future sessions
- agenda setting for next session
As a general rule, we will often participate in group brainstorming sessions to work through possible solutions to challenges in Aerospace.
NOTE: please bring your laptop and any relevant reading material or links to websites for projects you might like to nominate for discussion.
This is an open group, with no prerequisites to join or participate.
However, since our discussion of "challenges and opportunities" will often be technical in nature, an engineering background, or possesion of a strong business perspective among the participants will be helpful.
We also want to encourage students currently enrolled in engineering curriculums to attend, especially those who may be considering a career in Aerospace. It is quite likely that this group will attract people either, actively employed, or recently retired, as engineers. Such infividuals will potentially have decades worth of experience in Aerospace. As such young people may benefit from mentorship offered freely by more senior members of our community.
Last but not least we want to appeal to people who have a hobbyist interest in Aerospace because we'd like to hear your perspective based on your passion for, and dedication to, this subject matter.
The time is right to convene and hold a this Meetup of this nature on a regular basis. This is particularly true due to proximity to Nellis Air Force Base, Groom Lake, and the presence of a number of medium to small aerospace companies in the Las Vegas Valley.
This means that there is an active component of Aerospace industry going on locally, and therefore we have the chance to be relevant in terms of possibly offering solutions and or services.