Next Meeting CANCELED: Thursday, April 26, 2018 Unfortunately, this meeting has been canceled.

 

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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.

MEETING CANCELED. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our April 26 meeting with Richard Hogan, President & Founder, Commuter Craft LLC.

We will provide an update regarding the next meeting as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Commuter Craft, LLC founder, Richard Hogan, has more than 35 years of profitable business experience in design, marketing and management, including several business startups. A pilot with a considerable kit-building background, he has completed advanced aircraft design courses led by world renowned designers. This wealth of experience provides a solid foundation for the company, now and into the foreseeable future.

Since 1991 Mr. Hogan has held a private pilot’s license, and is deeply involved in the aviation community, including as an EAA chapter officer for 18 of the last 23 years. Mr. Hogan has worked diligently to create an advanced line of transportation vehicles and possesses the necessary education and experience in physics, aeronautics, materials engineering, business and technology to successfully launch this company.

The Commuter Craft Innovator™ provides transportation solutions not previously available. The Innovator™ is a side-by-side, two-place "pusher," factory-built kit plane that is categorized as an experimental aircraft.

From Our February Meeting--Richard Hanson, President, Academy of Model Aeronautics

Our February speaker was Rich Hanson, who currently serves as the President and CEO of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) headquartered in Muncie, IN. He previously served as AMA’s Government and Regulatory Affairs Director from May 2008, until taking office as president in January 2017, and prior to that served on the AMA Executive Council for 15 years as a member of the Academy’s board of directors.

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 the O-1F from DaNang AB, Republic of Vietnam (RVN), and the F-4 from Cam Rahn Bay AB, RVN and Udorn Royal Thai AFB. In later years, he flew combat missions in the F-16C over Iraq (Provide Comfort), the C-130E, E-3A and E-8C over and into Bosnia (Deny Flight and Joint Endeavor) and the E-3B over Iraq (Desert Storm). 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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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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• 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

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