Eclipse CEO to speak at Atlanta Aero Club

Mason Holland, CEO & Chairman at Eclipse Aerospace, will be the featured guest speaker at the regular bi–monthly meeting of the Atlanta Aero Club Aug. 21.

Eclipse550webIn 2009, Holland created Eclipse Aerospace, which manufactures the Eclipse 500, a high performance twin-engine light jet. He currently leads a team in the service, support and new production of the Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet. First production delivery of the Eclipse 550 took place in March.

The Eclipse 550 Jet can fly at altitudes up to 41,000 feet for up to 1,125 nautical miles, with a maximum speed of 375 knots (430 mph).

In addition, Holland is the majority owner of North American Jet Charter, a jet charter and management services firm, and is a commercial rated pilot.

Mason_HollandThe meeting is scheduled for noon in the Grand Ballroom of the Capital City Club, 7 John Portman St., downtown Atlanta. The cost is $40 for members and $50 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 online, by calling 800-878-7555 or email

The Atlanta Aero Club was founded in 1984 by Lockheed Aircraft Company executives and is one of the oldest continuous operating aviation clubs in the US. With nearly 250 members, the Atlanta Aero 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 aviation industry. The Proclamation was signed into effect by Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue. Thus far, a total of 42 states have signed the proclamation. The club meets bi-monthly and regularly invites key aviation business leaders as guest speakers.

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