This entry was posted on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at 10:44 pm and is filed under Announcements.
Space to Land and Land to Space
Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides
Announced as Keynote Speaker
CalPilots’ 2012 Annual Meeting happens October 19-21 at world-famous Mojave Air and Space Port…and it’s an event you do not want to miss.
This event isn’t just an event – it is an outstanding weekend of many events for those who love aircraft and spacecraft.
This is an historic opportunity brought to you and your friends by the California Pilots Association.
This is an opportunity for you to meet and map the nascent but maturing civilian space industry – at the most concentrated center of such ventures in the world, our own Mojave Air and Space Port!
This is an opportunity to encounter the forward thinking, the sometimes wobbly but courageously entrepreneurial leading edges of aviation, with the quiet or not so quiet heroes of today – the current Glen Curtisses, the current Howard Hugheses, the current Christopher Crafts, even a few of the current Neil Armstrongs of the world – who live and work and are achieving on the edge of human knowledge …right now…today…our aviation and spacecraft history is being made in Mojave.
Help spread the word! Send this message to your friends. And come join us! Whether you are a CalPilots member or not, our Mojave annual meeting will be a unique and memorable experience – a truly enjoyable weekend for all pilots and aviation or space buffs.
“MEET US IN MOJAVE!” and you’ll hear from the real “Next Generation” of space pioneers in cutting-edge ventures such as:
XCOR Aerospace, builders of the commercial reusable Lynx spacecraft www.xcor.com
Orbital Sciences: a tour of “Stargazer” L-1011/100 Pegasus launch vehicle www.orbital.com
Firestar Technologies: advanced maneuvering rockets and power systems www.firestar-tech.com
Keynote Speaker George Whitesides, CEO, Virgin Galactic www.virgingalactic.com
National Test Pilot School – the only civilian test pilot school in the world www.ntps.edu
General Atomics on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in civilian airspace www.ga.com
Perlan Project to fly a glider to record-challenging near-space 90,000 foot MSL perlanproject.org
Mojave Museum’s own Plane Crazy Saturday fly-in and static displays www.mojavemuseum.org
Additionally, discounted sailplane flights in high-performance gliders with instructors from Southern California Soaring Academy will be available for pilots and would-be pilots! Reserve your spot for these flights now!
CalPilots has made special arrangements for local lodging at the Mariah Country Inn and Suites. We recommend you come in Friday and stay through Sunday; but you can fly-in early and fly-out late Saturday after the banquet, if you prefer. All of the details, including registration, are available at this link.
Space is limited – so register today both with CalPilots …and at the Mariah Hotel for Friday and Saturday nights! We’ll have a “Meet and Greet” at the Mariah Friday evening and events through Sunday morning! Join us for the whole weekend, if you can!