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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 for activities prior to February 2016.  It 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.



32. I recently read Tom Crouch’s history of the AIAA “Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers ...”, and I recommend the book. It’s medium-sized (about 300 pages); and it covers the ups and downs, mergers, moves, people, awards, etc. etc. of the AIAA. I found the book an easy read, and quite informative about an organization that I have been involved with since about 1962.
             From Arloe Mayne's review.

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31. On December 14th, the Section Council and their families lent a hand to Santa. For the second year in a row, the group came to MindGear Labs (now in Lowe Mill) to assemble, paint, and wrap toys for disadvantaged children as part of Santa’s Lab.

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30. To reach out to the Section's Student Branches, the Chair completed a three-school swing visiting with students and faculty at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB), Tuskegee University, and Auburn University in early November. Joining him for the latter two visits was the Section’s Liaison to Student Branches Neal Allgood.
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    29. In recognition of Veterans’ Day, the Greater Huntsville Section hosted a presentation titled, “An Engineer at War” by Ken Philippart, Lt Col, USAF (retired), and Past Section Chair, on his experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Photo by Arloe Mayne  



Photo by Ken Philippart


28. Eric Black, winner of the Section’s inaugural First Flight Commemoration Contest last December, finally took to the skies for his contest-prize of an hour of dual flight instruction. The flight instruction was donated by Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 190.
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    27. The Greater Huntsville Section welcomes its newest student branch, the University of South Alabama (USA), to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Professor Carlos Montalvo, Faculty Advisor for the USA branch, notified section leadership on October 22 that he received the official charter and welcome package from AIAA. The USA Student Branch has approximately 20 student members.
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Photo by Arloe Mayne


26. The Greater Huntsville Section capped the 2014 – 2015 section year by winning eight national-level section awards given by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Greater Huntsville took home an award in every category, the first time the section has dominated these awards in many years.
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    25. On Saturday, June 20th the AIAA Greater Huntsville Section participated in the second annual NASA on the Square, an event designed to showcase the work done at Marshall Space Flight Center outside the gates of Redstone Arsenal to be more accessible to the general public. In addition to MSFC exhibits, industry partners and outside groups, like AIAA, set up booths to engage the children who attended in activities that would excite them about the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields.
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24. The Greater Huntsville Section's 63rd annual awards dinner: Section awards, scholarship presentation,etc.
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Photo by Neal Allgood

 
    23. The Greater Huntsville Section kicked off a hands-on project to design, build and successfully fire a safe, reusable and portable rocket engine demonstrator for use in aerospace education and community outreach activities. This demonstrator is colloquially known as a “suitcase rocket” since it is packaged in a carrying case.
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21. Early on March 21, the Greater Huntsville Section headed south for the spring to Birmingham to visit the Southern Museum of Flight and to meet and network with Birmingham area members.
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Photo by Lisa Philippart

  22. Section Chair Ken Philippart visited Mobile on April 22nd and 23rd to meet with the Greater Huntsville Section’s Mobile area members, including the University of South Alabama’s fledgling student branch and the acting leadership of Greater Huntsville Section’s Mobile Chapter, which was established last fall.
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    20. The Greater Huntsville Section of the AIAA joined other Huntsville area technical societies to celebrate Engineers Week (E Week) at the annual DiscoverE Awards Banquet.
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19. The Greater Huntsville Section sponsored its second tour this section year of the United Launch Alliance plant in Decatur during Engineers Week. Section member Michael Dunning arranged the tour of the facility, one of only two ULA locations worldwide for manufacturing, assembly and integration operations.
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Photo by Michael Dunning

 
       
    18. The Greater Huntsville Section kicked-off its celebration of 2015 Engineers Week (E Week) with a social on February 23 at Bar Louie at Bridgestreet in Huntsville.
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Photo by Lisa Philippart.

       
17. The Section provided an orientation flight for the winner of the inaugural First Flight Commemoration Contest last December.
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Photo by Lisa Philippart

 
       
    16. On a clear, crisp evening in February, members of the Greater Huntsville Section enjoyed a private lecture and planetarium show at the Von Braun Astronomical Society (VBAS) planetarium and observatory atop Mount Sano in Huntsville.
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Photo by Lisa Philippart.

       
15. The Greater Huntsville Section commemorated the 52nd anniversary of the founding of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) over the last week in January with several activities.
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Photo by Lisa Philippart

 
       
    14. The Greater Huntsville Section announced the winner of its inaugural First Flight Commemoration Contest on December 17, the 111th anniversary of the Wright Brothers first sustained, controlled flight.
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Photo by John Thomas Daniels, Jr.

       
13. Section members participated in the inaugural 5K STEM Power Run/Walk on November 1 at Alabama A&M University. The run was sponsored by the North Alabama Professional Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) to raise money for NSBE’s annual STEM robotics camp for middle and high school students.
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Photo by Lisa Philippart

       

Photo by Lisa Philippart

12. Members, families and guests of the Greater Huntsville Section Council rolled up their sleeves to give old St. Nick a hand on December 4th. The group donned elf hats to fabricate, assemble and paint toys for disadvantaged children as part of Santa’s Lab.
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10. Pumpkins can fly! Who knew? The members of Team AIAA Greater Huntsville, that’s who. Composed of intrepid aerospace professionals from AIAA’s Greater Huntsville Section, the team took to the fields of Tate Farms in Meridianville, Alabama, to represent the section, and AIAA, in the farm’s “Pumpkin Blast 2014” competition
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Photo by Arloe Mayne

Photo by Ken Philippart

11. The Greater Huntsville Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) traveled to Dayton, Ohio to attend the 100th Anniversary of World War I Dawn Patrol Flying Rendezvous, visit the National Museum of the US Air Force and tour sites on the historic Aviation Trail.
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8. 2000 Stomp Rocket launches at the NASA on the Square event in downtown Huntsville.
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Photo by Arloe Mayne

9. Section's Liaison to Student Branches Neal Algood leads first-time display at the annual Moontown Airport Grass Field Fly-In. The Section was invited by the fly-in organizer, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 190.
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7. Long-time section member Tom Hancock receives NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal for aerospace education activities.
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Photo by Arloe Mayne

6. Congressman Mo Brooks gave a Washington Update in the UAH Shelby Center. The luncheon was cohosted by the Alabama Space Grant Consortium, and included several student members in the audience
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5. Mississippi State University Student Branch rocket reached 15,000 feet in NASA Student Launch competition at Bonneville Salt Flats. The team placed second overall in the competition.
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4. Section members mingled at USSRC 45th anniversary celebration of Apollo 11 landing. Speakers included Patrick Scheuermann, MSFC Director, and Robert Lightfoot, Associate Administrator of NASA.
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Photo by Ken Philippart

 
     

Photo by Ken Philippart

3. Lunch & Learn: Spinning Body Stability & Lagrange Points
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2. 17 Section members attended a Huntsville Stars game, caught a foul ball, and got a bit wet.
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Click here to see the Redstone Rocket writeup.  

Photo by Ken Philippart

     
1. Section awards, new Officers and Directors, Scholarship Award, hypersonics and more at the 2014 Awards and Installation Dinner.
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Photo by Arloe Mayne