Thu, Dec 15|
57th Fighter Squadron Restaurant
Atlanta Aero Club's December Luncheon
Join the Atlanta Aero Club’s Christmas luncheon at the 57th Fighter Squadron Restaurant on December 15th! This event will feature a special guest appearance from the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's Senior Vice President, Richard McSpadden.
Time & Location
Dec 15, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM EST
57th Fighter Squadron Restaurant , 3829 Clairmont Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341
About the Event
Join the Atlanta Aero Club’s Christmas luncheon on December 15th at the 57th Fighter Squadron Restaurant in Atlanta! Our special guest is Richard McSpadden, Senior Vice President of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation, who will be discussing the importance of flight safety across all fields of aviation. McSpadden was formerly the Commanding Officer of the USAF Thunderbirds Flight Demonstration team.
About Richard McSpadden
Richard McSpadden was appointed executive director of the AOPA Air Safety Institute in February 2017 and was promoted to senior vice president in July 2020. He currently leads a team of certified flight instructors and content creators who develop and distribute aviation safety material – free of charge— in order to advance general aviation safety industrywide. ASI distributes material through a dedicated YouTube channel, iTunes podcasts, Facebook, and a dynamic website. ASI material is accessed 12 million times annually.
A native of Panama City, Florida, McSpadden started flying as a teenager and has logged over 5,000 hours flying a variety of civilian and military aircraft. McSpadden is a commercial pilot, CFII, MEI with SES, MES ratings and a 525S (Citation Jet Single Pilot) type rating. He taught his son to fly, instructed his daughter to solo in their Piper Super Cub, previously owned a 1950 Navion that was in his family for almost 40 years, and currently owns a 1993 Piper Super Cub.
McSpadden holds a degree in Economics from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Public Administration from Troy University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air War College.
Prior to joining AOPA, McSpadden had a successful career in the information technology industry, leading large, geographically dispersed operations providing business-critical IT services. McSpadden also served in the Air Force for 20 years, including the prestigious role of commander and flight leader of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration team where he led over 100 flight demonstrations flying the lead aircraft.
Additionally, McSpadden currently serves as the industry chair for the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee.
In Person Member Ticket
This ticket is for members of the Atlanta Aero Club only. This is an 'in person' event ticket. LUNCH IS PROVIDED!$40.00+$1.00 service fee
In Person Non-Member Ticket
This ticket is for Non-members of the Atlanta Aero Club. This is an 'in person' event ticket. LUNCH IS PROVIDED!$50.00+$1.25 service fee
Pay at Door - RSVP ONLY
This option is for those who want to pay at the door. Cash, Card, or Check accepted.$0.00