Where we post items of interest from your local section activities.
Pacific Northwest Section introductory brochure web page and downloadable PDFs. Contact us if you need printed copies for events or personal introductions.
Political Questionnaire: Questions sent to 2012 state and Federal election candidates in our four state region to get their positions on aerospace policy and investment issues, including international competitiveness, R&D, infrastructure, workforce development and education.
Video: “Pan Am and the Flying Boat Era 1926-1946 by Mike Lavelle” (February 15, 2012 section dinner, available in HD.) In 1941, Clare Boothe Luce said “Someday a Clipper Flight will be remembered as the most romantic voyage in history.” Was she right? This presentation will help to answer that question. Rare photos from 1926 to 1946 are presented to cover this golden age of aviation history.
Video: “Heavy Lift Horror Stories” (October 1, 2011 section lecture, available in HD.) Dr. Gary Flandro, Professor Emeritus, University of Tennessee; Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer of AIAA. Consultant to NASA, Thiokol, Aerojet, United Technologies, Lockheed Martin, and Intelsat. The future of manned space flight is now in jeopardy due to the cancellation of Project Constellation and its ARES heavy-lift vehicle systems. The domino effect on long-range critical technologies and the world economy is explored. Strategies for recovery are proposed.
Video: “Market-Based Systems and their Application to Space Systems” (November 12, 2011 closing session of the PNW AIAA Technical Symposium, available in HD.) Dr. Randii Wessen, Deputy Manager of the Project Formulation Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Video: 5th Annual PNW AIAA Technical Symposium (November 12, 2011) A short 3 minute walk around the 5th PNW AIAA Technical Symposium.