Next Meeting Thursday, August 16, 2018 Capital City Club Downtown

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Rhett Ross President Continental Motors

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CELEBRATING34 YEARS: 1984 - 2018

The Aero Club of Metropolitan Atlanta was founded in 1984 by Lockheed Aircraft Company executives and local business people to serve the aviation community.

Meet Our August 16, 2018 Speaker: Rhett Ross, President, Continental Motors

Our August Speaker is Mr. Rhett Ross, who has 30 years of mechanical and nuclear engineering management experience, including roles in nuclear power plant operations, small power system design, research and development, product development, and business operations. As an officer in the U.S. Navy's Submarine Service, he was a qualified Engineer with responsibility for Reactor Operations, Reactor Refit, and Quality Assurance.

Since leaving the Navy, he has focused on leading businesses focused on development and production of electrochemical systems, specialty materials and capital equipment for industrial customers. Mr. Ross' business experience includes sales and marketing to U.S. and international firms/governments ranging in size from small businesses to Fortune 100.

Mr. Ross was appointed in November 2007 by Teledyne Technologies, Inc. as the President of Continental Motors, Inc. (CMI), a manufacturer of piston engines for the general aviation market.

In 2011, CMI was acquired by AVIC International Holding Corporation. Upon the acquisition, Mr. Ross was appointed as a member of the CMI Board of Directors and Vice President of AVIC International Holding Corporation. Mr. Ross previously served as President of Teledyne Energy Systems, Inc. for 7 years.

From Our June 21, 2018 Meeting: Commander Frank Weisser, U.S. Navy, Former Blue Angel Lead Solo

Our June Speaker was Commander Frank J. Weisser, a native of Atlanta, Georgia and a graduate of North Springs High School in 1996 where he lettered in football and track. He attended the United States Naval Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 2000, and was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

He has accumulated more than 4500 flight hours and over 400 carrier arrested landings. His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Strike Flight Air Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals, and various personal and unit awards.

The EPPS Award for Outstanding Aviation Achievement was Presented to Major General George Harrison, USAF (Retired).

George Harrison retired as Associate Director, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, Georgia in 2016. Before his retirement from the U.S. Air Force in July 1997 as a Major General, he was Commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. George began his Air Force career as an F-4 pilot at MacDill AFB, Florida in 1963. Since then, he has flown combat in Republic of Vietnam (RVN), Iraq and Bosnia. He commanded the 4485th Test Squadron, the 479th Tactical Training Wing, the USAF Air Warfare Center, Joint Task Force Southwest Asia and served as the Director of Operations for U.S. Air Forces in Europe.

The EPPS Award for Outstanding Aviation Achievement is given in the name of Pat Epps, a Georgia Tech alumnus, and his family who have made such a positive impact on aviation in the Atlanta Area. Ben Epps, Pat’s father, flew a powered aircraft of his own design at Athens, Georgia in 1907, just three years after the Wright Brothers’ first successful powered flight.

Thank you, Mr. Epps, for making this honor possible!

About the Atlanta Aero Club

The Atlanta Aero Club is dedicated to providing a forum for matters affecting aviation in the Atlanta area, both commercial and general; recognizing and awarding those making the greatest contribution to furthering aviation in the Atlanta area; communicating and disseminating information affecting aviation; and promoting all aviation and recognizing its importance to the metropolitan area and to the State of Georgia.

Please take a few moments to browse the site and see what the Aero Club has to offer. If you would like to attend one of our great events, keep an eye out to the right in the Upcoming Events section for information.

Individual Memberships are only $55 a year. Business memberships are $250 per year and allow up to 10 named individuals. Support the Atlanta Aviation Industry by joining or renewing now!

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Next Aero Club Event

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Rhett Ross, President, Continental Motors. Events are subject to change due to speakers' schedule.

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Air Harbor LZU

Air Harbor, Inc. at LZU is an exclusive facility that leases secure individual storage hangers for small aircraft. It is owned and operated by fellow pilots who understand and appreciate better than anyone, the required care necessary to protecting and preserving our aircraft investments.

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Young Astronauts' Day

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Young Astronauts' Day is a full day of hands-on, STEM workshops for 1st-8th grade students. Students choose a "Flight" to travel based on their appropriate grade level and participate in three workshops through out that "Flight". All students will receive a Museum of Aviation t-shirt and lunch.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 9 AM - 2 PM, $40 each

Open to students in 1st - 8th Grades

National STEM Academy at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, GA

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Early pre-registration is encouraged!

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Our Business Members

Please support our business members:

• Airline Transport Professionals (ATP)

• American Air Flight Training

• Aviation Business Strategies Group

• Epps Aviation

• Hawthorne Global Aviation Services

• Home Depot

• Satcom Direct

• Skybound Aviation

• Trade-A-Plane

Upcoming Meetings & Speakers

Our Next Meeting

August 16, 2018

Rhett Ross, President

Continental Motors

Capital City Club

in Downtown Atlanta

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