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August 2017

August, 2017 Meeting: Aircraft Nose Art

August 31 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Indian Wells Golf Resort,
44-500 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210 United States
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Please note the new venue! We will now be meeting at Indian Wells Golf Resort (across the hall from The Vue)!

Jerri Bergen
Owner, Victory Girl, the Foremost Source of Original Aviation Nose Art

“Aircraft Nose Art: From Sea Monsters to Sirens and Back Again”

Based at Cable Airport (KCCB), Ms. Bergen and her company Victory Girl have designed and painted hundreds of nose art pieces. Join us as she initiates us in the rich history of this unique art form, including its origins in WWI, the heyday of nose art in WWII, and the modern craftsmen who continue the tradition today.

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September 2017

September, 2017 Meeting: “How Drones Work”

September 28 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Indian Wells Golf Resort,
44-500 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210 United States
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Chad Amonn
Cofounder, INOVA Drone
Forbes 30 Under 30 – Manufacturing & Industry, 2017

“How Drones Work”

An entrepreneur and mechanical engineer with a passion for innovation, Mr. Ammon has disrupted the world of commercial unmanned aerial systems with INOVA Drone’s unique platform of sUAS, delivering heavier payloads for extended periods.

Developing small drones for commercial and governmental applications, including public safety and critical infrastructure inspection, INOVA Drone was one of the first companies in Qualcomm’s Robotics Accelerator. Before founding the company, Amonn was one of the lead drone designers at 3D Robotics. Amonn will discuss the INOVA Drone aerial platforms which are smart enough to avoid obstacles and whose on-board sensors combined with powerful software processing provides users with a new type of comprehensive situational awareness that represents the bleeding edge of mapping technology.

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October 2017

October, 2017 Meeting: Army Airbase to International Airport, the History of PSP

October 26 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Indian Wells Golf Resort,
44-500 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210 United States
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Sid BurksSid Burks
Aviator, Educator

“Army Airbase to International Airport, the History of PSP”

The Palm Spring Army Airbase was the origin of the current Palm Springs International Airport. It was started by the City of Palm Springs but taken over and completed by the US Army for use in WWII. Located where the Desert Regional Medical Center is today, Torney General Hospital was adjacent to the airbase and included the former El Mirador Hotel. Many G.I.’s were nursed back to health at this facility. The fascinating history of these two military installations and how they worked together details an important piece of Palm Springs’s contribution to the war effort.

Sid Burks has been a pilot and teacher for over 40 years. He studies military, aviation, and Coachella Valley history and has a passion for sharing information with others.

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November 2017

November, 2017 Meeting: “The Life and Times of Triple Ace Robin Olds”

November 30 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Indian Wells Golf Resort,
44-500 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210 United States
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Christina Olds
Author, Historian

“The Life and Times of Triple Ace Robin Olds”

The daughter of BG Robin Olds, Christina Olds published his memoirs Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of a Legendary Ace Robin Olds in 2010. The book became a national bestseller, heralded by reviewers and readers as an exceptionally literary and lyrical biography. Ms. Olds is now working on her second book, the story of her grandfather Major General Robert Olds, an instrumental leader in the development of early air power and the U.S. Air Force. She is also writing and narrating a documentary on her father’s WWII experience, in partnership with the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum.

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fighter pilot Robin Olds

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