Bruce Whitman, president of FlightSafety International, will be the featured guest speaker at the regular bimonthly meeting of the Atlanta Aero Club scheduled for Jan. 10. Joining Whitman will be special guest Colonel Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor Recipient.
Whitman joined FlightSafety International in 1961 as assistant to the president after two years as senior executive assistant with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). He was later elected vice president and a director of the company and was named executive vice president in 1962. He was promoted to his present position in 2003.
The meeting is scheduled for noon on Jan. 10 in the Grand Ballroom of the Capital City Club, 7 John Portman St., downtown Atlanta. The cost is $40 for members and $45 for non-members and includes lunch. Check in and a networking hour begins at 11 am. Aero Club members bringing a guest are eligible for a drawing for a leather flight jacket.
Reservations can be made onlineor by calling 800-878-7555.
The Atlanta Aero Club was founded in 1984 by Lockheed Aircraft Co. executives and is one of the oldest continuous operating aviation clubs in the US. With nearly 250 members, the club has operated as a chapter of the National Aeronautics Association (NAA) since its inception. Recently, the Atlanta Aero Club took a leadership position in developing a Georgia State Proclamation declaring October as the official Aviation Appreciation Month to honor the businesses and individuals who contribute to the State’s and Nation’s large aviation industry. The Proclamation was signed into effect by Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue. For more information: AtlantaAeroClub.org