July 7, 2010

July 13, 2010 Meeting Speaker: Roger Bitzer, Grissom AFB Museum

The Indianapolis Aero Club welcomes Roger Bitzer, Grissom Air Force Museum as it's speaker for the June 13th meeting.

Location:  Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Date: July 13, 2010

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

Bio: Roger Bitzer –Executive Director – Grissom Air Museum (EAA-1024987)

After retiring from Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Roger Bitzer enlisted his time as a volunteer at the Grissom Air Museum .  He was instrumental in assembling the Museum’s latest acquisition a TA-4J Navy Skyhawk.  Bitzer was able to locate two of the pilots that flew the museum’s TA-4J and last May invited the last assigned pilot to give a talk at Montgomery Aviation’s hangar at Grissom RAFB.

Bitzer is currently with an all volunteer team that is restoring a 1946 Piper J3 Cub. The Cub (N98788) was based out of Shank Airport (near Indianapolis ) and was used by the “Bottom & Lamb” flying school.

After the Executive Director resigned to accept another position Bitzer volunteered to assume the Director’s responsibilities until a new director could be found.

In 1965 Bitzer was a radioman on a P-2V “Neptune” that was a support aircraft in the drone operations of the “ Atlantic Fleet Weapons Range ”.  Later he because involved with the launch & recovery of F-9J “Cougar” target drones.

He was stationed at Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station, Puerto Rico.

Roger Bitzer currently lives on Lake Manitou in Rochester , Indiana

July 1, 2010

B-17 bomber makes a stop at PU airport - WLFI.com

B-17 bomber makes a stop at PU airport - WLFI.com: "


B-17 bomber makes a stop at PU airport
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) brought its B-17 Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast to the Purdue University Airport. ...