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CELEBRATING30 YEARS: 1984 - 2014

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

Next Meeting - Atlanta Aero Club 30th Anniversary Luncheon with Two Special Guest Speakers! Join us on Thursday, December 18, 2014. The Atlanta Aero Club will recognize Sonny Perdue and hear his thoughts on the importance of the Georgia Aerospace Industry to our economy. Mr. kevin McGagin will also speak about the Lockeed C-130 Program. You will have a chance to win door prizes at this luncheon including a leather flight jacket. Special offer: Bring a guest at our regular member rate for this event only ($40).

Kevin McGagin is the Vice President of C-130 Production Operations, responsible for all new C-130J aircraft production to include paint, flight, delivery operations, oversight of fabrication and satellite performance, and Marietta mod and flight test operations. Responsibilities also include aircraft deliveries and assembly rollouts and providing support to a customer base that includes U.S. Government and International sales.

Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. McGagin was responsible for identifying, coordinating and integrating manufacturing resources, processes, tools and technologies into C-130 Production, and developing key metrics to ensure all major C-130 Production milestones were achieved within allocated budgets.

Mr. McGagin joined Lockheed Martin in 1998 after a 16-year career in the U.S. Air Force, where he specialized in flight test and acquisition matters. He began his Lockheed Martin career in F-22 Systems Engineering and then as an aircraft delivery manager responsible for the F-22’s final assembly and functional checkout, ground testing and flight worthiness. Previously, he managed the F-35 Program’s Airframe Integrated Product Team in Fort Worth, served as the final assembly and flightline senior manager in F-35 Production Operations responsible for the first flight of the first F-35 (known as AA-1), and served as a C-130 delivery senior manager.

Mr. McGagin holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He is a member of the National Management Association and the Lockheed Management Leadership Association.

We also warmly welcome our other special guest speaker, the Former Governor of the State of Georgia, Sonny Perdue!




  Postponed Until January 24, 2015

The planned Simulator Center Open House has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 24, 2015 due to the lack of Flight Simulator and Instructor availability at FSI's Atlanta Training Center.

Everyone who signed up for this event will be kept on the list for the new date. On previous occasions members flew Learjet, Cessna Citation, Bombardier Regional Jet and King Air Simulators. Most attendees will have an opportunity to fly in two or three Simulators, depending on availability–although we can't guarantee all will be able to do so.

More details will be made available as we get closer to the date scheduled for the event, which is sponsored by Cirrus Aircraft.

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. Support the Atlanta Aviation Industry by joining or renewing now!


Support the Atlanta Aviation Industry by Joining Now!.

Only $55 a year, join or renew today!

Individual Memberships are only $55 a year.Click to Join

August Meeting with Mason Holland

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The Atlanta Aero Club had a great meeting in August at the Capital City Club, which featured Mason Holland, CEO & Chairman, Eclipse Aerospace.

Thanks, everyone, for the great turn-out and for your support of The Atlanta Aero Club!

March 2014

Todd Simmons
Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Customer Support
Cirrus Design Aircraft Company

May 2014

Jack Van Ness
Dixie Wing Executive Officer
Commemorative Air Force

October 2014

Randy Davis
VP & General Counsel
Phoenix Air


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