GHSV eMag

A Few Pictures From the Section's Past
(Contributions are always welcome)

This page contains links to articles, press releases, activity writeups, etc. concerning the Greater Huntsville AIAA Section. The items on this page are from February 2016 forward; earlier items are in the eMag Archive, which is under construction. The eMag page is intended to provide information about what the Section has been doing, especially for people who are not able to participate in every activity, or those who are not Section members. Just check out the short descriptions below and click on the link of any that catch your eye.

95. Members of the Greater Huntsville Section attended the inauguration of Dr. Mike Griffin as the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering ... more



94. Members of the Greater Huntsville Section attended the world’s largest aviation gathering, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture in Oshkosh ... more


93. The Greater Huntsville Section participated in the Huntsville Association of Technical Societies 2018 Professional of the Year (POY) Awards dinner ... more



92. The Greater Huntsville Section participated in the Huntsville Executive Airport (MDQ) Open House on June 2, 2018 ... more


91. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History Tour visited Huntsville Executive Airport (MDQ) from May 24 – 27 ... more



90. The Greater Huntsville AIAA Section held its 66th Annual Awards Dinner ... more


89. The Greater Huntsville Section exhibited at the Wings Over Columbus Air & Space Show at Columbus Air Force Base,... more



88. The Greater Huntsville Section participated in a ceremony to honor women’s contributions to winning World War II on Rosie the Riveter Day... more


87. The Greater Huntsville Section kicked-off its celebration of 2018 Engineers Week with a social on February 18 ... more



86. For the first time ever, AIAA Greater Huntsville served as the volunteer organization running the Galaxy of Lights for the evening ... more


85. The Greater Huntsville Section celebrated the 55th anniversary of the founding of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ... more

84. Two Greater Huntsville Section members were recently recognized with prestigious awards from the Jacobs ESSSA contract group ... more


83. The Greater Huntsville Section announced the winner of its First Flight Commemoration Contest on December 17 ... more

82. The Greater Huntsville Section celebrated the wedding of section Council member Nishanth Goli on December 3, 2017. ... more


81. When the Greater Huntsville Section discovered that one of the section’s military members would be deployed for the holiday season, it sprang into action to help brighten his holidays. ... more

80. The Greater Huntsville Section participated in the 2017 Huntsville and Madison County Chamber of Commerce Holiday Open House ... more


79. On November 10th the Greater Huntsville Section toured the United Launch Alliance rocket manufacturing facility ... more


78. This year Huntsville’s annual Pumpkin Blast was held at Tate Farms on September 30 ... more

77. The Second Annual AIAA Greater Huntsville Section’s Young Professionals Symposium was held on October 23-24 ... more


76. Members of the Greater Huntsville Section joined Tennessee Valley Chapter 335 of the Air Force Association to celebrate the US Air Force’s birthday ... more

75. Several Section members jumped at the opportunity to tour, photograph and fly in the venerable bomber. ... more


74. The Greater Huntsville Section participated in the Annual Grass Field Fly-In at Moontown Airport ... more

73. The Greater Huntsville Section participated in the Huntsville Executive Airport Open House on September 9... more


72. The Greater Huntsville Section supported the 5th Annual Amy Herdy Texas Hold ‘Em Cancer Cure Tournament ... more

71. Members of the Greater Huntsville Section continued the Section’s Dinner & a Movie series by gathering to watch the movie Dunkirk, an historical thriller about the evacuation of the British Army from Dunkirk during the early days of World War II. ... more

70. Dr. Thomas V. Giel was awarded the AIAA Liquid Propulsion Technical Committee Sustained Service Award on July 12, 2017 ... more

69. Ms. Chris Jesse, the Greater Huntsville Section’s AIAA Staff Liaison, retired in April after many years of faithful service to the Institute ... more

68. The Greater Huntsville Section participated in the 2017 Armed Forces Celebration Luncheon at the Von Braun Center on June 28. ... more

67. The Greater Huntsville Section was named the 2017 Society of the Year (SOY) by the Huntsville Association of Technical Societies (HATS). ... more

66. The Greater Huntsville AIAA Section held its 65th Annual Awards Dinner on May 12, 2017 at the Jackson Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The event was conducted by Dr. Naveen Vetcha, the Section’s 2016-2017 Vice-Chairman and the 2017-2018 Chairman-Elect. ... more

65. On 24 March 2017 approximately 20 Section members, friends, and family participated in tours of the University of Tennessee Space Institute and the Arnold Engineering Development Complex. ... more

64. On March 31st and April 1st, AIAA Greater Huntsville Section supported NASA’s annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge. ... more

63. The Greater Huntsville Section commemorated Black History Month 2017 throughout February with a full slate of activities to honor the contributions of African-American citizens to our nation and profession. ... more

62. Five members of the Greater Huntsville Section were part of a 9-person team that received the 2016 Space & Missile Defense Team Technical Achievement Award sponsored by the ASMD ... more

61. Greater Huntsville fielded a team in the 2nd Annual Carts4Hearts 5K race to raise money and solicit donations for the Downtown Rescue Mission. ... more

60. The Section celebrated the 54th anniversary of the founding of the AIAA at a birthday social on January 31. AIAA was created on January 31, 1963 through the merger of the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences and the American Rocket Society ... more

59. AIAA Greater Huntsville Section supported Alabama’s Regional Future City Competition on January 14th, 2017. The section sponsored a $150 award ... more

58. The Greater Huntsville Section attended the State of the County Address by Madison County Commission Chairman Dale W. Strong. ... more

57. The Greater Huntsville Section participated in The Association’s 2016 Holiday Social on December 15 at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. The Association, formerly known as the Huntsville Association of Technical Societies, is a nonprofit association of Huntsville area technical and professional societies ... more

56. The Greater Huntsville Section participated in the 2016 Holiday Open House of the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville and Madison County on December 8, 2016.  Greater Huntsville has been a member of the Chamber since 2015 ... more

55. On October 29th, the AIAA Greater Huntsville Section supported the Huntsville Area Rocketry Association (HARA) Rocket City Blastoff as part of the section’s pre-college outreach program. The weather turned out to be clear and sunny ... more

54. On November 8th, Lt. Col. Kenneth Philippart (Ret) was awarded Greater Huntsville Section’s Exceptional Service award. This award is given to a section member who has shown dedication and service going above and beyond expectations to support the section. ... more

53. The Greater Huntsville Section participated in Huntsville’s first One Table Thanksgiving lunch on November 21. The gathering was planned by Causeway, a nonprofit group ... more

52. The Greater Huntsville Section saluted its military and veteran members during the month of November, leading up to Veterans Day, including a private tour of the US Veterans Memorial Museum in Huntsville . ... more

51. The Greater Huntsville Section supported the University of Alabama – Huntsville Space Hardware Club’s Systems Requirement Review (SRR) and Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the club’s Project Mercury rocket ... more


50. Members of the Greater Huntsville Section attended a presentation by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Director and AIAA Associate Fellow Todd May. Mr. May was the featured speaker at the November breakfast meeting of the Huntsville Chapter of the National Space Club. ... more

   

49. The Colling's Foundation’s B-17G Flying Fortress Nine O’ Nine, B-24J Liberator Witchcraft, B-25J Mitchell Tondelayo and TF-51D Mustang were recently at Decatur's Pryor Field. Section members admired, toured and took pictures of the venerable aircraft. Ken Philippart flew in the B-25J and found the flight in Tondelayo to be an interesting counterpoint to his September flight in the B-17G Aluminum Overcast ... more


48. Members of the Greater Huntsville Section attended a presentation by NASA Associate Administrator Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr. Mr. Lightfoot was the featured speaker at the September breakfast meeting of the Huntsville Chapter of the National Space Club ... more

   

47. The Greater Huntsville Section participated in the Annual Grass Field Fly-In at Moontown Airport (3M5) on September 17, 2106. This marked the third consecutive year that AIAA has participated in the fly-in. Ten volunteers stepped up to work 2-hours shifts, tripling the number of previous years ... more


46. Members of the Greater Huntsville Section attended the Pass the Torch Lecture “Flying the SR-71 Blackbird” by Lt Col (retired) Ed Yeilding on October 6, 2016. The lecture was co-hosted by the US Space & Rocket Center and the HAL5 Society ... more

   

45. The Greater Huntsville Section was an exhibitor at the 19th Annual Space & Missile Defense Symposium from August 16 – 18, 2016 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. This was the Section’s second year exhibiting at Huntsville’s largest annual technical forum ... more


44. The Greater Huntsville Section hit the road to Atlanta, GA the last weekend in September to attend the third annual Atlanta Warbird Weekend. Nine members and guests traveled from Huntsville and Tuscaloosa to participate in the weekend activities. ... more

   

43. On Saturday October 1, our Pumpkin Blast team – the Greater Huntsville AIAA Pumpkinauts - won 3rd place in the adult category and brought home the Judges’ Award for second time in three years. The event was held, again, at Tate Farms, and the weather was superlative. ... more



42. "Ken Philippart's Birthday Present"
While poking around the Experimental Aircraft Association’s website one day, I noticed that the EAA’s B-17G Aluminum Overcast would be at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati giving rides over the Labor Day weekend. I also realized that my wife, Lisa, and I would be in Dayton, Ohio that weekend for our granddaughter’s first birthday. Dayton is less than an hour north of Cincinnati. I mentioned this to Lisa and also casually mentioned that I had always wanted to fly in a B-17. On my birthday a few weeks later, I opened my card from Lisa and found a reservation for a ride on Aluminum Overcast. Best wife and best birthday ever!

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41. The Greater Huntsville Section honored Dr. Arloe W. Mayne for his 50 plus years of service during an Emeritus Ceremony on August 26, 2016. Executive Flight Center, Huntsville Executive Airport's Fixed Base Operator, graciously allowed the use of their executive conference room for the ceremony. Despite severe thunderstorms before and during the event, over 40 people packed the airport conference room to honor Arloe’s years of faithful service.
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40. The Greater Huntsville Section hosted a Celebration of Life
social on August 4, 2016 in remembrance of Associate Fellow
Al Reisz who passed away on July 21. The social was held at
the US Space & Rocket Center Davidson Center, under the
Saturn V during the weekly bier garten event, a fitting
venue since Al worked on the Apollo program earlier in his
career and was also of German heritage.

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39. Greater Huntsville Section members and families participated in a tour of Old Hickory Lock and Dam on August 13. The tour was organized by the Rocket City Tau Beta Pi Alumni Chapter. Tau Beta Pi invited the members of societies belonging to The Association, formerly known as the Huntsville Association of Technical Societies, to participate as a service to the technical community. Besides members of Tau Beta Pi, eight AIAA members and guests and one member of IEEE participated in the tour, a truly intersociety event.
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38. Over 200 people attended the Association's 2016 Professional of the Year dinner, and AIAA was well represented. The celebrations started by recognizing each of the member societies. Following this, the societies’ POY nominees were recognized for their contributions to Huntsville/Madison community.
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    37. On June 15, 2016, AIAA held its Spotlight Awards Gala at the Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center in Washington D.C. This black tie event celebrates the very best of the aeronautics and astronautics profession. The Greater Huntsville Section was well represented, taking home the Public Service Award and adding two Fellows to the roster.
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Photo by Jeff White  


36. The Greater Huntsville Section attended the 2016 Armed Forces Celebration and 75th Anniversary of Redstone Arsenal Dinner on June 30, 2016. The dinner marked the first time the Section has participated in Armed Forces Week festivities and signaled the Section’s renewed outreach to and recognition of its military and Department of Defense constituencies.

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    35. The Greater Huntsville AIAA Section held its 64th Annual Awards Dinner on May 27, 2016 at the Jackson Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The event was conducted by Mr. Brandon Stiltner, the Section’s 2015-2016 Vice-Chairman and the 2016-2017 Chairman-Elect. The invited speaker for the evening was Alabama Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey, the 2016 recipient of the AIAA Public Service Award. Recipients of Section awards, the Section scholarship, Science Fair Awards, and AIAA (National) awards were recognized, as were the outgoing and incoming Section officers and directors.
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Photo by Arloe Mayne  


34. Each year the University of Alabama in Huntsville is host to the North Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair and the follow-up Alabama Science and Engineering Fair. Projects are judged in various categories for first, second or third place awards, and several professional organizations sponsor special awards that recognize students presenting notable projects in an organization’s area of interest. The AIAA is one such organization.

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    33. On 6 February, the AIAA Greater Huntsville Section held a ceremony at the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, AL, to honor Commander Earl H. Pearce, U.S. Navy (retired), in recognition of his attainment of Emeritus Member status. Over 55 AIAA members and guests gathered in a historic aviation venue to laud a man who lived much of that history.
(This article by Arloe Mayne and Ken Philippart appeared in the April 2016 issue of Aeronautics and Astronautics.)

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Photo by Arloe Mayne  

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