(AIAA LA-LV) Remotely Piloted / Unmanned Aircraft: A Pilot’s Perspective on Flying Drones

When:  May 23, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PT)
Associated with  Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section

AIAA LA-LV 5/23 Dinner Meeting

Remotely Piloted / Unmanned Aircraft:A Pilot’s Perspective on Flying Drones

by

Mark Pestana
Colonel, USAF (ret)
Research Pilot and Spaceflight Operations Engineer

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The Topic

Remotely Piloted / Unmanned Aircraft:A Pilot’s Perspective on Flying Drones

Colonel Mark Pestana, USAF (ret), presents a short history and recent developments in the revolution of remotely piloted, or unmanned, aircraft systems. He served as a NASA research pilot, in collaboration with the FAA, and helped develop and test advanced drone capabilities for safe and efficient flight in the National Airspace System.

      The Speaker

      Mark Pestana
      Colonel, USAF (ret)
      Research Pilot and Spaceflight Operations Engineer

       

      Mark Pestana, Colonel, USAF (ret), is a consulting research pilot and systems engineer. He flew aeronautics research and Earth science missions from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards AFB, CA. He is adjunct faculty in the aviation safety program at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering. He previously served NASA as a flight crew operations engineer in the Astronaut Office, Johnson Space Center, TX, developing crew operations for the International Space Station. In the USAF, Mark served in NORAD and the DOD Space Shuttle Program as a space operations officer. A rated Command Pilot, he’s flown over 5000 hours in over 30 aircraft types, and logged 213 combat intelligence missions. Decorations include the Air Medal (9), Distinguished Service Medal (3), Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal, and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. He is also an award-winning aerospace artist. Eleven of his paintings are in the USAF Pentagon collection.

      Where?
      Katy Geissert Civic Center Library (Next to Torrance City Hall)
      (aka. Torrance Public Library (Main Library))
      Meeting (Community) Room (on the left right after entering the Library)
      3301 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503
      (South of 105 and 405 Hwy and West of 110 Hwy, North / East of Pacific Coast Hwy (1))
      Parking
      Parking lot next to the Library
      When?
      Thursday, May 23, 2019, 5:00PM - 8:30PM (Presentation starts at 6:45 PM)
      (Ticket sale will end after Tuesday, May 21, 2019)
      Dress Code
      Business Casual
      Contact events.aiaalalv@gmail.com or (949)426-8175 if any questions
      Coordinating Organization: 

       

      Location

      Katy Geissert Civic Center Library (Torrance Public (Main) Library) Meeting (Community) Room
      3301 Torrance Blvd.
      Torrance, CA 90503
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      Contact

      Events/Program Chair
      3107424212 / 9494268175
      events.aiaalalv@gmail.com