September 24, 2014

An Evening With Doolittle Raider Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole



An Evening With
Doolittle Raider
Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole
Co-Pilot to General James “Jimmy” Doolittle
on the daring bombing raid on Japan.

Tuesday Oct. 21 at the Knights of Columbus
2100 East 71 St. & Keystone Ave.  Indpls, IN.
$20.00 per person - includes speaker, buffet dinner, silent auction and cash bar.  Social hour 4:00, dinner 5:00 and program to follow.   Advance ticket sales only, reserve seating based on receipt of check.  Ticket with table number will be mailed to you.  Make checks payable to and mail to (include return address & telephone number on check). 
WWII Round Table
Doolittle Raiders
PO Box  36804
Indpls, IN. 46236

Contact Lucy Parker 317-335-2387 for reservation questions.
Contact Don Born 317-823-6917 for complete information.

Sponsored by Indpls. Aero Club & the WW II Round Table

June 6, 2014

June 10, 2014 Presentation: Where is Amelia Earhart?

Archaeologist, Historian and Museum Professional Gary F. Quigg has done extensive research on Amelia Earhart and her downed plane.  Come hear his findings at the June 10 Meeting.

Gary Quigg balances several fields of expertise.  His extensive archaeological field experience includes survey and excavation work in such extreme locations as the Newfoundland Cape Shore, Alaska's Misty Fjords Wilderness and the Solomons in the South Pacific.

Gary has led the development of numerous one-of-a-kind restorations and uniquely accurate reporductions of long-lost artifacts for museums.

Gary has completed several award-winning historical and environmental documentries for PBS audiences in the Great Lakes Region working as a free-lance writer/producer, receiving an Emmy for his work in 2012.

Gary has logged hundreds of hours as a private pilot, and is presently restoring a 1943 C-47 that served with the 8th Air Force in Europe during World War Two. 

January 1, 2014

Archive 2013 speaker schedule

Tuesday, March 12, Rear Admiral Terry Cross, Coast Guard Aircraft and general Coast Guard Info

Tuesday, April 9, Brig. Gen John McGoff, Indiana ANG Aircraft and general Air National Guard info

Tuesday, May 14, 1LT Tom Gill, Air to Ground Combat in Korea

Tuesday, June 11, Navy Capt, Don Steel, Coast Guard Aircraft Interdiction of Drugs and experiences

Tuesday, July 9, IACs 80th BIRTHDAY featuring Col. Don James-Piloting the Blackbird SR-71, U-2's and F-84's

Tuesday, August 13, Picnic, Speaker TBA

Tuesday, September 10, BG Dan Cherry: My Enemy, My Friend

Tuesday, October 8, WWII Ace, Bud Anderson

Tuesday, November 12, Charlie Russell, Errors in the Sky

Tuesday, December 10, Christmas Party, Music, Presentation TBA


We always appreciate your input on meeting topics and speakers. Please contact Mike Souders with your ideas or invitations. Thank you.

September 18, 2013

Indianapolis Aero Club: WWII Triple Ace to speak October 8, 2013


Location:  
Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260 
Date: October 8, 2013
Cocktails: 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm
Speaker:  7:00 pm
$20.00  Per Person, 16 or under $10.00
  
 
Please RSVP to: Mel Winzenread
H:  317-788-6392   C:  317-431-1713 
email: Melwinzenread@yahoo.com

September 2, 2013

September 10, 2013, Brig. Gen Dan Cherry, My Enemy My Friend


Gen. Cherry appearing in person as guest speaker on Sept 10th 6PM at The Marten House - Just east of St. Vincent Hospital on W. 86th St. - Indianapolis Aero Club Dinner.

Learn more about Gen. Cherry, and his book: 

My Enemy, My Friend



Location:  
Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260 
Date: September 10, 2013
Cocktails: 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm
Speaker:  7:00 pm
$20.00  Per Person, 16 or under $10.00
 
 


 

 
Please RSVP to: Mel Winzenread
H: 317-788-6392  C: 317-431-1713
email: Melwinzenread@yahoo.com




August 16, 2013

1/3 Scale B-17 nearly ready to fly


Some information about this project was shared at the picnic Tuesday, so we thought we'd share the link so you can read the whole article for yourself....


Jack Bally's MANNED 1/3 Scale B-17 Nearly Ready To Fly!

Jack Bally's incredible 1/3 scale B-17 next to a Cessna 140! (photo: facebook)
Some new pictures surfaced last evening on the Bally Bomber facebook page showing Jack Bally's incredbile 1/3 scale B-17 replica fully assembled and sitting next to a Cessna 140. Wow! The mind is really tied up in a knot trying to process what's seen there... it looks like a model but sooo big - but then it looks like a real B-17 but sooo much smaller!....  Read the article here

May 7, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS AERO CLUB 80TH BIRTHDAY BASH

Please join us in celebrating the 80th Birthday of the Indianapolis Aero Club. The Aero Club was formed in 1933 and holds monthly dinner meetings featuring some of the most widely known names in the aviation and space community. It is one of the oldest and finest Aviation oriented clubs in America.

We will be celebrating this occasion with cake, balloons, streamers, proclamations, letters of congratulations and special guests. Our speaker for the evening will be retired Col. Don James, USAF, who will tell of his experiences flying the U-2 and the SR-71 spy plane.

For this special celebration, a charge of only $10.00 per guest will provide a scrumptious buffet dinner, birthday cake, a great party and a fantastic speaker. Walk, run or fly to this exciting celebration.

Tuesday July 9th
Cash bar opens at 6pm. Festivities begin at 6:30 pm.
Martin House Hotel
1801 W. 86th St.
Indianapolis, IN
Just east of St. Vincent Hospital on the south side of 86th Street.

Make your reservations no later than 3pm Sunday, July 7th 2013.

Mel Winzenread
317-788-6392
317-431-1713
melwinzenread@yahoo.com

February 5, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS AERO CLUB 2013 AVIATION CAMP SCHOLARSHIP

The Indianapolis AERO Club will be awarding two scholarships during the summer of 2013 for students who think they may be interested in Aeronautical Engineering. One scholarship will be awarded for one of the two sessions at the EAA Air Academy at Oshkosh, WI (July 23-31 or Aug 2-10, 2013) (world’s greatest fly-in) and one scholarship will be awarded for one of the several sessions during the summer of 2013 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center at Huntsville, AL. These scholarships include all food and lodging costs of the aviation camps. Transportation to and from the camps is the responsibility of the winning candidate’s parents. Either scholarship winning candidate, whether it be at Oshkosh or Huntsville will be exposed to the wonders of the field of Aeronautics and will begin to understand the importance of quick, sound decision making.

More Info Here

December 31, 2012

The 2012 schedule being saved

Tuesday, March 13 - Marvona Welsh, CAF Redtail Project
Tuesday, April 10 - Matthew Modleski, Former USAF Thunderbird pilot
Tuesday, May 8 - Bob Duncan, Indianapolis Air Show
Tuesday, June 12 - Mike Hayden & brad Whittsit, Crosswind Landing Simulator
Tuesday, July 10 - Charlie Russell, Errors in the Air
Tuesday, Aug 14 - Dan Montgomery & Bobby Beem, Superbowl ATC, Skycatcher (picnic)
Tuesday, Sep 11 - Earl Anderson, Jr & John Fleck
Tuesday, Oct 9 - Gen. Bud Crabb, USAF fighter pilot
Tuesday, Nov 13 - John P. McGoff, Indiana Air National Guard
Tuesday, Dec 11 - Don Born, Aero Club History*

November 11, 2012

Lt. Col. Ted J Kuhn - Nov. 13 speaker

LTC Ted J Kuhn is Squadron Commander of the 137th Intelligence Squadron stationed in Terre Haute, IN.  He will speak to us about the drones and other activities of this group.

Previously, he served as an A-6 and F/A-18 pilot in the Marine Corps before joining the IN ANG where he flew the F-16 prior to transitioning to the Intelligence Wing.  He has been a pilot for United Airlines since 1998, but has been on active duty orders since 2008.

We are looking forward to an interesting and educational meeting.


Location:  
Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260 
Date: November 13, 2012
Cocktails: 6:00 pm - Dinner: 6:30 pm - Speaker:  7:00 pm


  $20.00  Per Person

16 or under $10.00


Please RSVP to: Mel Winzenread
H:  317-788-6392   C:  317-431-1713 
email: Melwinzenread@yahoo.com

October 8, 2012

Brigadier General Cecil "Bud" Crabb - Oct 9th Speaker

General Crabb will talk to us about "Air Force Fighter Pilolts".  he is eminently qualified to do this considering his extensive service in the Air Force.

General Crabb was born in 1929 in Indianapolis, Ind., where he graduated from Shortridge High School in 1947. He has attended Butler University in Indianapolis, El Camino Junior College in Los Angeles, and Chaminade College in Honolulu. General Crabb graduated from the Air Command and Staff College in 1962 and the Air War College in 1968, both at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

More about BG Crabb here.


Location:  
Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260 
Date: October 9, 2012
Cocktails: 6:00 pm - Dinner: 6:30 pm - Speaker:  7:00 pm



  $20.00  Per Person
16 or under $10.00


Please RSVP to: Mel Winzenread
H:  317-788-6392   C:  317-431-1713 
email: Melwinzenread@yahoo.com

September 4, 2012

SEPTEMBER 11 MEETING: Two for the price of one

We have two speakers lined up for the September 11 meeting of the Indianapolis Aero Club.

Earl Anderson Jr and John Fleck will be the speakers for the September 11, 2012 Aero Club Meeting.  Both men are most qualified, dynamic and interesting speakers.

Earl Anderson, Jr. will talk about flying B-17s and B-24s.  His experiences include havng to bail out of a B-24 and the reception he got from the natives.  He will also tell us of his experiences as a POW.  Earl retired from the Allison Gas Turbine Division as Chief, Engineering Services.  He was a much decorated pilot and served in the Air Force Reserves.

John Fleck will tell us about teaching pilots how to fly in Stearmans and B-25s. John was active in the Air Force Reserves until a medical discharge in 1950. John is well know in the local Construction Industry as an accomplished architect.

Each will talk about 20 to 25 minutes.  This will be an outstanding meeting.


Location:  
Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260 
Date: Sep 11, 2012
Cocktails: 6:00 pm - Dinner: 6:30 pm - Speaker:  7:00 pm



  $20.00  Per Person

16 or under $10.00


Please RSVP to: Mel Winzenread
H:  317-788-6392   C:  317-431-1713 
email: Melwinzenread@yahoo.com


April 28, 2012

MAY 8 MEETING TO FEATURE AERO CLUB MEMBER BOB DUNCAN


Aero Club member, Bob Duncan will be our May Speaker and we will find out all the scoop on the 2012 Indy Air Show taking place at Indianapolis Regional  Airport June 23-24, 2012.

Headlining the show this year will be the US Air Force Thunderbirds, whose team members will thrill crowds with intricate aerobatics performed high above the airport.  Along with the Thunderbirds will be a wide range of exciting air show events, displays and activities— in the air as well as on the ground.

This year will be the 16th Annual Air Show and will be sponsored by Capitol City Ford.

The Indianapolis Air Show has raised nearly 1.5 million since its inception to benefit Riley Hospital for Children through the Central Indiana Community Foundation.  This year’s goal is $100,000
since its inception to benefit Riley Hospital for Children.

Bob Duncan is widely respected in the aviation community for his leadership of Indianapolis  Airport Authority over the years and his volunteer efforts ranging from Angel Flights to Chairman of the Indianapolis Air Show.

This promises to be a most entertaining and interesting meeting.  Come and bring a friend. 



Location:  
Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260 
Date: May 8, 2012
Cocktails: 6:00 pm - Dinner: 6:30 pm - Speaker:  7:00 pm
Advance or Reservations - $20.00  

At Door - $22.00
1st time guest - $10.00
16 or under $10.00


Please RSVP to: Mel Winzenread
H: 317-788-6392  C: 317-431-1713
email: Melwinzenread@yahoo.com



Due Date:  May 5, 2012

 


October 26, 2011

November 8, 2011 Meeting: Bob Cedoz

The Indianapolis Aero Club, welcomes Bob Cedoz.


Aircraft and gas turbine engines for aircraft have a remarkable life service life. There are current product lines in service for more than 50 years. Mr. Cedoz will discuss two such engine product lines which have been designed and manufactured in Indianapolis. The model 250 has been powering helicopters since the early 1960s. The first production T56 was shipped in 1953, 50 years after the Wright flyer first flew and 16 after the whittle engine first ran. Both engine lines are still in production and will be for many more years. The discussion will include history of the engines and modern versions.

Robert Cedoz
Chief Design Engineer for Future Programs in Indianapolis
 

B.S.    Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University
M.S.    Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame


Mr. Cedoz is currently responsible for the technical excellence of the future product offerings as lead by the Indianapolis engineering team for Rolls-Royce.  This includes mechanical design, cost analysis and product modeling for conceptual design of new engines and modules for improvements to current engines. 


Mr. Cedoz has more than 30 years experience in engineering design with 28 years in gas turbine engine design. During this time he has been involved in the design, development, support and continuous improvement of several engine products. His background includes the design and development of the drive system for the PropFan™ demonstrator. More recently he was the Chief Design Engineer for the T56-A-427A, the advanced turboprop for the Navy’s latest Hawkeye variant, the E2-D.



Location:  
Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260 
Date: November 8, 2011 
Cocktails: 6:00 pm - Dinner: 6:30 pm - Speaker:  7:00 pm

Advance or Reservations - $20.00  
At Door - $22.00
1st time guest - $10.00
16 or under $10.00


Please RSVP to: Doug Wagner
H: 317-892-0210  C: 317-902-3652
Mail to:  88 Augusta Dr,  Brownsburg, IN 46112
email:
doug0738@gmail.com

October 2, 2011

October 11, 2011 Meeting: David Jackson

The Indianapolis Aero Club, welcomes David Jackson.  David will be sharing some history on aircraft manufacturing during World War II. In addition to his duties at the Indianapolis Air Show each year coordinating the warbird ramp, David also runs a website called Warbirds and Airshows.

Location:  
Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260 
Date: October 11, 2011 
Cocktails: 6:00 pm - Dinner: 6:30 pm - Speaker:  7:00 pm

Advance or Reservations - $20.00  
At Door - $22.00
1st time guest - $10.00
16 or under $10.00


Please RSVP to: John Brill
H: 317-877-7777  C: 317-501-8610
Mail to:  107-A Knoll Ct,  Noblesville, IN 46062
email:  jwbrillsr@aol.com