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MARCH 27, 2015 - General Membership Meeting
at the Portage Lakes Kiwanis Civic Center
  725 Portage Lakes Dr
Akron, OH  44319

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Please note that we ALWAYS encourage the public to attend ANY of our events, including meetings.
Come and enjoy the lecture and talk to us about astronomy!

8:00 PM - Call to order and introduction of tonight's program:


NASA Chief Pilot Alan Micklewright


Testing on NASA Aircraft - Helping move Technology out of the Laboratory and into Society


Pilot Micklewright, will give us a "Bird's-Eye" view from the cockpit of a S-3B "Viking" aircraft used for Earth studies in and around Lake Erie. The S-3B carries surface and subsurface search equipment which collects, processes, interprets and stores data.

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Alan J. "Al" Micklewright serves as Chief of Aircraft Operations at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John H. Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio. He was selected for this position in September, 2007 and serves as Glenn's Chief Pilot.  Prior to assuming his position at Glenn, Micklewright was an Operations Analyst with General Dynamics Information Technology supporting Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.  During his military career with the U.S. Navy from 1985 through 2005, he served as a Navy Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer. Other positions include S-3B Pilot, Instructor Pilot, Developmental Test Pilot, Officer-in-Charge, Safety Officer and Maintenance Quality Assurance Officer.  Micklewright is an experienced Naval Aviator with over 4,200 hours of flight time in more than 30 different aircraft types including the S-3B and T-34C aircraft. After retiring from the U.S. Navy in 2005, Micklewright was on the faculty of the Defense Acquisition University until 2006. He presently is an adjunct faculty member at Embry-Riddle University where he teaches courses including Aviation Safety, Human Factors, Systems Safety, Life Cycle Analysis and Management, Aircraft Accident Investigation and Safety Programs.  Micklewright earned his bachelor's degree in aeronautics and a master's degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He earned a second master's degree in management from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is also a graduate of the United States Naval Test Pilot School and the Naval School of Aviation Safety.

9:00 PM - Brief coffee-break / discussion time
9:15 PM - Business meeting to be called to order and included the following:
  ●  Treasurer's Report
  ●  Observatory Director's Report
  ●  Calls for observations
  ●  New Business

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