Tag: Colonel

(August 31, 2020) AIAA LA-LV Member Spotlight on Col. Mark Pestana

Mark PestanaPilot- Engineer-ArtistAIAA Senior Member Mark Pestana, Colonel, USAF (ret), is a research pilot, aerospace human factors engineer, and consultant for NASA, DOD, and the FAA, and teaches aerospace safety as adjunct faculty at University of Southern California. He’s flown over 5000 hours in over 30 aircraft types, from heavy transport to supersonic jet. As […]

AIAA Member Spotlight on Col. Charles Vono (May 18, 2020)

AIAA Member Spotlight on Col. Charles Vono (May 18, 2020) Col. Charles Thomas VonoAIAA Associate FellowRetired, Northrop Grumman (legacy TRW) and USAFBorn in 1952, Charles Thomas Vono grew up in Wasco, a small farming town just north of Bakersfield, California. His father, Mike, had been a ball turret gunner in B-24s, flying up the Adriatic […]

(August 8, 2020) e-Town Meeting with Col. Charles Vono, Dan Adamo, and Michael Staab

  Aug 8, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PT) RSVP and Information: https://conta.cc/2WdBwYF   Volunteers are needed for all AIAA activities, please contact cgsonwane@gmail.com   (Online) Saturday, August 8, 2020, 10 AM   In-flight Refueling the SR-71 During the Cold War by Col. Charlie Vono AIAA Distinguished Lecturer AIAA Associate Fellow USAF & […]