Blog posts tagged in aerospace
Every day I drive by an old and abandon aviation high school. The hollow site is located near my office and the building sits at an end of a runway, its slowly crumbling away in the wind.
So I was pleased to learn that PHASTAR, Northeast Ohio’s aviation non-profit, is breathing life back into this building, filling the halls once again with the voices of children. Programs and subjects will be offered, geared toward education in the maritime and aviation fields
In the posts of the Business Aviation Network and beyond, it’s hard to argue with people like Kim Showalter, President of Showalter Flying Service in Orlando, Florida. “Business aviation has simply become a way of life for the successful, thriving businesses of today,” she told Betsy Donnelly recently. It’s fitting then, that aviation is a thriving industry in itself - and one worth preserving in states across the country. As the NBAA’s “No Plane, No Gain" program tagline says prominently, “Business aviation means: millions in manufacturing and service jobs.”
With a warm Alabama accent and plain-spoken tone, Marion Blakey’s message is clear: jobs in the aerospace and defense industry must be preserved.
I was glad to be a part of an audience that welcomed the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) to the City Club in Cleveland last Friday. In addition to the pioneers I wrote about last week, Ms. Blakey’s contemporary career arc has flown an amazing course. Her continued commitment to the future U.S. aerospace and defense workers is - to use her own words - Second To None.
As a member of the International Women’s Air & Space Museum, two stories surfaced yesterday that are important points in the history of aviation. The revived search for Amelia Earhart’s plane in the Pacific and Sally Ride’s passing are incredibly significant. These that really highlight how far advancements in aviation, and gender equality have come.
Military and commercial aircraft are increasingly turning to high-temperature polymer composites for structural and propulsion systems. In this competitive chemical industry, the bonding of resins and business relationships are integral to successful innovation. Renegade Materials co-founders, Laura Gray and Susan Robitalle, are proof of this formula.