April 29, 2011

May 10, 2011 Meeting: Jonathan Gaffney - President National Aeronautic Association

Jonathan Gaffney – President National Aeronautic Association
And the
100th Anniversary of the Collier Trophy
With a special recognition to the Rolls-Royce participants
in the most recent Collier Award

JONATHAN GAFFNEY became 31st President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Aeronautic Association in 2007. Since that time, he and the staff of NAA have transformed one of the world’s oldest aeronautical organizations into a vibrant, sustainable association dedicated to its
original charter: "...the advancement of the art, sport and science of aviation in the United States."

ROBERT J. COLLIER TROPHY is awarded annually “…for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, or safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use
during the preceding year." For 2010, the 100th anniversary of the Trophy it is awarded to the Sikorsky X-2 team, including LHTEC, a company that Rolls-Royce is a partner.

Jonathan will be speaking on the many Colliers that the Indianapolis team has been a key part of over the past years.

WHENMAY 10th, 4:30 doors open, 5:30-6:00 group meetings, 
6:00 presentation, 7:00 closeWHERE – Joint Training Center Main Auditorium and Exhibition area
FOOD ? – Of Course! [We are aviators and engineers!] but a reservation is REQUIRED as attendance may be limited by the seating. Pizza and Pop will be provided – you do NOT need to be a member of any of the sponsoring organizations to attend – donations are accepted.

Indianapolis Aero Club members!  
We'd like to have a head count of who is attending, 
so please contact:

Mike Souders 
Phone:  317-341-3444 
Email:  MSouders@indytransponder.com