archive: SETI FW: AIAA New England - Calendar fall 98

SETI FW: AIAA New England - Calendar fall 98

Larry Klaes ( )
Thu, 1 Oct 1998 09:43:11 -0400

From: Bruce A Mackenzie
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 1998 6:17 PM
To: David Paris, AIAA-NE chair
Cc: Bruce Mackenzie, AIAA-NE council
Subject: AIAA New England - Calendar fall 98

AIAA - New England Section Calendar, Fall 1998

--> AIAA Picnic at Collins Estate with vintage aircraft, Saturday <--

Here is a chronologic summary events of interest to members of the
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - New England Section.
Note many AIAA-NE meetings are now on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Selected details are at the bottom.

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Please recommend other speakers for the AIAA-NE meetings
or volunteer for a committee, send to Dave Paris,


Oct. 3 AIAA-NE Picnic, Collins Foundation, Stow, Mass. See below
8 vintage aircraft (1909-1945) and 70 antique automobiles.

Oct 1 - Oct 4 B-24 Liberator & B-17 Flying Fortresses
on display at Hanscom AFB see below.

Oct. 5 AIAA-NE Council meeting, ADL, 6 pm (see below)

Oct. 5 Harvard Students for Exploration & Development of Space (SEDS)
Harvard Hall room 104, 8pm,

Oct. 11 "Great Aviation Adventure", Bradley Airport, central Mass.
(I have no more information available)

Oct. 15 "Mission Control Cambridge: NASA's new X-Ray Telescope"
Jonathan McDowell, of Harvard Smithsonian CFA (see below)
NSS Meeting

Nov. 2 AIAA-NE Council meeting, ADL

Nov 3-5 Technology 2008 Conference, Hynes Center, Boston, MA
by NASA Tech Briefs,

Nov. 18 "Aircraft Accident Investigation",
George Gabriel of FAA, AIAA-NE Meeting (see below)

Nov. 21 Mars Society New England Chapter meeting (approximate date)
Hampshire College, Amherst Mass,
info: or

Dec. 7 AIAA-NE Council meeting, ADL

Dec. 9, 1998 "A Futurist Perspective for Space -
- An Unfolding Story of Transformation"
Dr. Kenneth J. Cox, AIAA Distinguished Lecturer
AIAA-NE Honors and Awards meeting & dinner
Hanscom AFB Officers Club, Lexington, Mass. (check newsletters)

Jan. 13, 1999 "HyperKinetics - Solid-Fuel External Combustion Rocket"
Bob Hohlfeld, MIT room TBD, approx. 6 pm to 10 pm
AIAA-NE Monthly Meeting

Feb. 10 AIAA-NE Monthly Meeting

Mar. 10 AIAA-NE Monthly Meeting
(tentatively: "OPS 15th AF" by George Deptula)

April 14, 1999 AIAA-NE Monthly Meeting,
(tentatively: "Electric Propulsion/Plasma", Dr Vlado Hruby)

May 12 AIAA-NE Monthly Program Meeting

June 9 AIAA-NE Annual Meeting, Hanscom AFB Officers Club


Details of Selected Events:

AIAA-New England Picnic, Saturday, October 3:

** AIAA Members and guests:
Join the New England Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics
and Astronautics at the AIAA Annual Picnic to be held at the Collings
Estate in Stow, Massachusetts on Saturday, October 3, from 10 am to 2 pm.
Guided facility tours will be at 11 am and 1 pm. Displays are indoors,
as is lunch seating, so come rain or shine.

The Collings Foundation operates a fleet of fully restored aircraft
that tour the US and Canada. These include a B-24, a B-17, an AT-6,
an A-26, and a B-25. Displays at the aviation/auto museum in Stow
include a 1909 Bleriot, a 1911 Vin Fiz, a DR-1 Fokker Triplane (replica),
a 1942 PT-17 Stearman, a 1945 TBM, a 1945 Fiesler Storch, a T-33,
over 70 pre-1950 American automobiles, plus a collection of race cars.

Bring your own lunch; AIAA will provide complimentary cold beverages & chips.

The cost, including admission to the estate is $7.00 for adults and
$3.00 for children under 12 years old.
Young children must be supervised at all times.
Airplane rides are available at extra cost from the Collings Foundation.

Reservations are required. Please Call:
Les Van Tassell at 508-653-4374 (answering machine) or
Dave Paris at 781-937-4648 (voicemail) or e-mail Dave at
If leaving a message, please include name, society affiliation, number
attending, and callback phone number.

Directions to Collings' Estate in Stow (Reservations Required):
take Rte 117 into Stow, go south on Rte 62 for about 1 1/2 miles; going
around a sharp corner, take Whitman St which goes off to the left; you will
go up then down a hill, take a left at the bottom and go over a wooden
bridge. Go 0.6 miles on Barton Rd. and turn right up a private driveway -
137 Barton Rd is the address for Collings Estate. (you MUST RSVP)


October 1 to 4, Lexington, Mass:

> Rare Warbirds to be on display at Hanscom!
> ***********************************************************************
> "All American," the world's only fully restored and flying B-24 Liberator
> and
> "Nine-O-Nine," one of fewer than 10 flying B-17 Flying Fortresses
> ***********************************************************************
> will be on public display on the Hanscom AFB flight line from
> Thursday, October 1 until Sunday, October 4.
> Come see two of the finest examples of the venerable
> World War II bombers that are such an
> important part of our Air Force heritage.
> The airplanes will arrive at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 1,
> and will be open to the public as follows:
> 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday, October 1
> 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3
> 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday, October 4
> "All American" and "Nine-O-Nine" were restored, and are owned and operated
> by the Collings Foundation, a non-profit educational organization. Their
> visit to Hanscom is sponsored by the Paul Revere Chapter of the Air Force
> Association, and by the Company Grade Officers' Council.
[forwarded by: Janice Daye, ]

Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7 - AIAA-NE Council meetings
normally first Monday each month, 6 pm
at Arthur D. Little, Cambridge, Mass
planning meeting for officers, council members & volunteers,
newcomers welcome, Dave Paris,

Oct. 15 "Mission Control Cambridge: NASA's new X-Ray Telescope"
Jonathan McDowell, of Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
National Space Society Boston Chapter Meeting
7:30 pm, MIT room NE43-800;
545 Tech Square; Main St. at the RR tracks; Cambridge, Mass.


Nov. 18 AIAA-NE Meeting
"Aircraft Accident Investigation",
George M. Gabriel of FAA
tentatively Volpe Center, room 120,
Broadway, near Ames St. & Kendal Square, Cambridge, Mass.
(location could change to Woburn, check newsletter)

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Calendar compiled by: Bruce A. Mackenzie,
AIAA-NE chairperson: David Paris,
AIAA-NE newsletter, to submit articles: Paul Schwartz,
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