F-22 Raptor F-117 Nighthawk

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AIAA LA-LV Section January Dinner Meeting

F-22 Raptor F-117 Nighthawk
F-22 Raptor
F-117 Nighthawk
(with MiG 21/23 Flight Test)
Jim Brown
Chief Operations Officer & Test Pilot Instructor
National Test Pilot School
Thursday, January 25, 2018
More Info & Register (click below)
The Lockheed Martin / USAF F-22 Raptor and F-117 Nighthawk are the most advanced stealth fighters / attack aircraft on Earth. With the advanced functions and features, they are the top leaders in defense / combat aircraft. They are fascinating and have captured great attention from people around the world.
Please join us to learn more about these high-tech aircraft from the person who had the first-hand experiences and amazing records with those powerful stealth jets. And also
  • Learn more about exciting experiences with these advanced aircraft.
  • Learn about the operational, combat, and personal stories from the world’s highest time Stealth Fighter pilot.
  • Learn more about the development and deployment of them.
  • Also learn about the interesting flight testing of MiG 21/23.
  • Learn more about the National Test Pilot School.
  • Network with the speaker, aviators, aerospace professionals, business leaders, educators, students, and enthusiasts.
  • Event Location and Information
    Event Location
    S-Café (Building S – Cafeteria)
    Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
    One Space Park
    Redondo Beach, CA 90278
    *Next to the Space Park

    *West of 405 Hwy, East of Pacific Coast Hwy (1), and South of 105 Hwy
    *Please follow the directions & maps on the registration website

    (Enter from Marine Ave., Turn South into Simon Ramo Drive Entrance, Keep going after the Stop Sign, then Turn Right into the Parking Lot. Then Walk down the Stairway, and you see the Glass Door of the S-Cafeteria (AIAA Sign will be there)

    Thursday, January 25, 2018, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Presentation starts at 7:00 pm)
    (Ticket sales will end after on Tuesday, January 23, 2018)
    Contact events.aiaalalv@gmail.com or (949)426-8175 if any questions

    The Speaker:

    James E. Brown III
    National Test Pilot School

    Jim Brown graduated “With Distinction” from the Virginia Military Institute in 1976 with a BS Degree in Civil Engineering, earned a Master of Science in Management from Troy State University and completed graduate study in Mechanical Engineering with California State University, Fresno. Following two European tours flying the F-4 and F-5 he was selected to attend the USAF Test Pilot School where he graduated with Class 86A in December of 1986 Following graduation he tested the A-7, F-15 Eagle, F-117 and F-22.  In 1994 he was hired by the Lockheed Skunk Works as an Experimental Test Pilot in the F-117 Stealth Fighter.  While on the F-117, he tested software, avionics and weapons improvements.  Many of these improvements saw service in Operation Joint Endeavor over Bosnia and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the second Gulf War.  As the Chief Test Pilot after flying the Stealth for eight years with over 900 flight hours, he went on to test the F-22 eventually becoming the Raptor Chief Test Pilot.  In January 2016 he retired from Lockheed Martin and joined National Test Pilot School as the Chief Operations Officer and Test Pilot Instructor.  JB is a Fellow and Past President of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Eagle of the Flight Test Historical Foundation.  He has logged over 9,400 flight hours in 150 different models of aircraft and is the world’s highest time Stealth Fighter pilot.

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