Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM PST
Tentative Agenda: (All Time PST (GTM -0800, US and Canada))
05:30 pm: Door Open, Check-in, Networking, and Dinner (See options in RSVP, or bring your own) (The Admission itself is Free)
06:30 pm: Presentation, Q&A
08:00 pm: Adjourn, Networking. Wrapping up (2nd FL Parking closes)
09:00 pm: Library Building closes.
This is a hybrid event, with in-person and online attendance.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Center Library
(Community Room, 3rd Floor, next to the main library area)
701 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
(South of 405 Hwy / PCH 1 Hwy, West of 110 Hwy, and North/East of the Pacific Ocean)
(In between Hawthorne Blvd. and Crenshaw Blvd., on Silver Spur Road)
(This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Center Library)
Library Parking is located on the roof (fourth floor) of the Peninsula Center Library (accessed from Deep Valley Drive) and the second-floor garage (limited, and closes after 8 PM PST) for covered parking (accessed from Silver Spur Road)
Zoom connection information will be provided in the confirmation email after registration / RSVP. Please check Spam or Junk folder if not in Inbox shortly after the successful registration. Please contact us if any questions.
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Los Angeles - Las Vegas Section
You are invited to join us for an exciting meeting with the AIAA LA-LV Section on December 7, 2023:
The Aircraft Designers: A Northrop Grumman Historical Perspective with Michael Ciminera
Mr. Michael Ciminera
Northrop Grumman Vice President, Retired
AIAA Associate Fellow | AIAA Member Emeritus
(The speaker will present in person.)
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
LA/LV Section Technical Meeting
Mr. Gary Moir
AIAA LA-LV Section Technical Chair
AIAA Member Emeritus
6:30-8:00 PM, December 7, 2023
(5:30 PM Check-in, Networking)
Palos Verdes Peninsula Center Library
701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA, US, 90274
*Donation and Food options available (voluntary)
(Click "Register Now!" for more information. Must order by 12 PM, Dec. 6)
The Aircraft Designers: A Northrop Grumman Historical Perspective with Michael Ciminera, Northrop Grumman Vice President, Retired. Mike Ciminera has covered the incredible saga of the Northrop lineage from the earliest days of the flying wings to the modern era of highly successful strategically deterrent aircraft and some of the most formidable tactical aircraft in the modern combat aviation inventory. The book and presentation concentrate on the engineers & designers who developed the configurations and designs of these aircraft and their contributions, demonstrating that it takes a dedicated team to accomplish dramatic advances in the state of the art. Mike, who himself has played a significant role in the development of modern tactical aircraft, will share his insights with us which has led us to the eagerly anticipated volumes that preserves a significant portion of American aviation history.
This presentation (based on the new book volumes) tells the story of the aircraft designers and teammates who created, designed, developed, and tested many manned and unmanned aircraft over the course of more than 100 years, starting from the days when Jack Northrop was a draftsman engineer in 1916. These innovators, who devoted their time, intellect, and passion to the most demanding of technological industries, are remembered and brought to life in these books through stories and photos. Eagerly awaited follow-ups to Cimlnera's 2013 book The Aircraft Designers: A Grumman Historical Perspective, these new book volumes (will be briefed in this talk) are more comprehensive than their predecessor as they cover a longer historical period (nominally 100 years versus 65 years); provide a deeper look at the design evolution and characteristics; allow the reader (the attendees will see some examples during this presentation) to graphically see design trends with the addition of special charts as opposed to just verbal descriptions; and Include a large chapter devoted to targets and unmanned autonomous systems.