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 



April 7, 2011

April 12, 2011 Meeting: Nick Popovich

The Indianapolis Aero Club, welcomes Nick Popovich.  Mr. Popovich will be sharing the story of founding and running his company, Sage-Popovich, Inc. A better explanation of what we can expect is shared on his website:
In 1979, sage-popovich, inc (SPI) began performing repossessions of commercial aircraft, and is now the world's largest specialist in the recovery of aviation related equipment. SPI expanded its operations to provide asset management, monitored project-oriented contractual obligations and expertise in all phases of airline and charter operations - with complete technical capabilities. Today our professionals provide support from pre-purchase through return compliance on all transport and corporate aircraft and related equipment worldwide.
Be sure to visit the company website for more insights into what we can look forward to.   
Location:  Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Date: April 12, 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
Phone: 317-892-0210
email:  Douglas_Wagner@sbcglobal.net