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The 2019 AIAA AVIATION Forum schedule includes expert panels, high-profile keynote speakers, recruitment events, networking opportunities, technical sessions, and access to 40 exhibiting companies. View the map of room locations. Download the Final Program.
Courses at AVIATION
  • 1530 – 1700
    Ignite the "Meet"ing
    Room

    Peacock Terrace

    Description
    Nothing can be more intimidating than being a newcomer or young person at a conference or event where everyone already knows one another! Learn tips and techniques on networking and relationship building that will make your forum experience more enjoyable and productive. The session will focus on creating an introduction, understanding how to engage with others, playing off the unique networking styles of introverts and extroverts, and some "dos and don'ts" of networking. Then participants will take part in an activity designed to foster quick friendships so they never enter a forum session or reception feeling like a stranger.
  • 1700 – 1800
    RLA and Aircraft Technology, Integration and Operations Meet & Greet
    Room

    Tower Mezzanine Foyer

    Description

    Rising Leaders in Aerospace participants are invited to meet members of the Aircraft Technology, Integration and Operations (ATIO) Group and learn about the exciting work and volunteer opportunities in ATIO technical committees: 

    • Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems 
    • Air Transportation Systems 
    • Aircraft Design 
    • Aircraft Operations 
    • Flight Testing 
    • General Aviation 
    • HyTASP (Hypersonics) 
    • Lighter-Than-Air Systems 
    • Product Support 
    • V/STOL Aircraft Systems   

    Light refreshments will be served. 

  • 1700 – 1830
    Meet the Employers Recruiting Event
    Room

    Wedgwood Ballroom

    Description
    This fun, dynamic event offers students and young professionals the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members and government agencies and discuss employment opportunities. In part 1 on Sunday, participating companies/organizations will present a brief organizational overview and opportunities available, then have follow-on discussions with the attendees. Organizations will host a table and attendees will switch every 10 minutes. Part 2 on Wednesday is an opportunity for students and attendees to meet with any of the employers that they didn’t have a chance to talk with on Sunday evening, and for any employers that could not participate in Sunday’s session to meet with prospective employees. Questions? Contact tobeyj@aiaa.org.

    Participating organizations include:

    • Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company

    • Boeing

    • Calspan

    • Central Intelligence Agency

    • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

    • Lawrence Livermore National Lab

    • Lockheed Martin

    • Northrop Grumman

    • Pointwise

    • Sandia National Laboratories

    • Textron Aviation

    Dress is casual. Don't forget your resume! 

  • 1830 – 1930
    Student Welcome Mixer
    Room

    Peacock Terrace

    Description
    Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA leadership. This reception provides you with the opportunity to meet your fellow students and learn more about the opportunities available to you as an AIAA student member. (Proof of student registration required.)
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    Living in the Age of Airplanes
    Room

    Grand Ballroom

    Description
    As one of the most extraordinary and awe inspiring inventions in the modern world, the airplane has profoundly changed the world and our lives. Producer and Director, Brian Terwilliger, will discuss his captivating documentary and explore how far we've come and how fast we got here.
    Speakers
  • 0900 – 0930
    AVIATION 101
    Room

    Peacock Terrace

    Description
    Discover how you can make the most of your week at AIAA AVIATION Forum while meeting fellow attendees. This orientation is ideal for first time attendees, but all are welcome!
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Technical Session Foyers

  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360: The Operations of Flying Further and Higher
    Room

    Coronado A-D

    Description
    Regular transportation access to the upper atmosphere, near-space, and orbit itself now seems closer than ever with innovative concepts that combine various combinations of launcher aircraft, hybrid concepts, and advanced aerodynamic features. This Forum 360 will explore the status and promise of some of the most exciting concepts and the technical challenges that still lie ahead.
    Moderators
    • Karl Garman Karl Garman
      Deputy Director of Research, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
    Panelists
    • John Cavolowsky John Cavolowsky
      Director, Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
    • Steve Ericson
      Director, Advanced Design, The Spaceship Company
    • Warren Frick
      Manager, Business Development, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
    • Dean Fulmer Dean Fulmer
      Principal System Engineer, Portfolio Manager, Space Transportation, MITRE
    • John Himes John Himes
      Director of Operations, Mojave Air & Space Port
  • 0930 – 1230
    Technical Sessions
  • 1230 – 1400
    Networking Lunch On Own
  • 1400 – 1600
    Forum 360: Flying Faster with the Science of Hypersonics: Challenges and Opportunities
    Room

    Coronado A-D

    Description
    Hypersonic vehicles for military applications are bursting onto the scene, driven by an acceleration of technologies. At the same time, the "need for speed" has implications for future commercial applications as well. These experts will discuss current research, concepts, and the technical challenges that still must be solved.
    Moderators
    • Kevin Bowcutt
      Senior Technical Fellow, Chief Scientist of Hypersonics, The Boeing Company
    Panelists
    • Michael White Michael White
      Assistant Director, Hypersonics, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Department of Defense
    • Graham Candler Graham Candler
      McKnight Presidential Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Russell J. Penrose Professor, Associate Department Head, University of Minnesota
    • Richard Hallion Richard Hallion
      Aerospace Historian and Founding Museum Curator, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution (ret.)
    • Ivett Leyva Ivett Leyva
      Program Officer, Engineering and Complex Systems, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
    • Eric Marineau Eric Marineau
      Program Officer, Hypersonics, Office of Naval Research
  • 1400 – 1730
    Technical Sessions
  • 1600 – 1630
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Technical Session Foyers

  • 1630 – 1900
    Speed Mentoring & Networking Reception
    Room

    Peacock Terrace

    Description

    Accomplished professionals from a variety of backgrounds will take time to meet with the Rising Leaders participants and share their experiences. This event is a great way to get insight from industry leaders and make some great new contacts. And, maybe, they will end up being a mentor for more than just the 15 minutes at this event.

    Continue your conversations and networking at the reception, which will immediately follow. Take time to socialize with your fellow young professionals who are also attending the forum. Having just participated in the speed mentoring, you’ll definitely have at least one thing in common.  Don’t miss this rewarding opportunity.  

  • 1800 – 1900
    Wright Brothers Lecture: Turning Flight Control on its Head for the F-35, eVTOL, and Beyond
    Room

    Grand Ballroom

    Speakers
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    Catalyzing and Enabling Transformation in Aeronautics and Space
    Room

    Grand Ballroom

    Description
     NASA has traditionally conducted research and technology development to enable new systems and capabilities for the aeronautics and space sectors. More recently NASA has combined knowledge of trends and opportunities in these sectors with innovative business practices, advanced systems concepts, research and technology development, and integrated capability demonstrations to enable transformative capabilities to address government and commercial opportunities and challenges. A critical success factor for these efforts has been innovation driven by the convergence of technologies from aerospace as well as other sectors. Steve Jurczyk will discuss NASA’s current efforts and future plans enabling transformational capabilities for aeronautics and space.
    Keynote
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Technical Session Foyers

    Description
    Sponsored by SmartSky Networks
  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360: NASA Aeronautics Shaping the Future of Flight
    Room

    Coronado ABCD

    Description
    Today, we stand on the cusp of the next era in aviation. Recent technology advances are coming together to enable breakthroughs in the speed and efficiency of the transport aircraft that are the backbone of the aviation system. Other breakthroughs will enable new markets for smaller aircraft, from unmanned aircraft systems to new modes of passenger transport.

    To ensure research focus on enabling the next era in aviation, NASA Aeronautics guides its efforts with its visionary strategic implementation plan (http://www.aeronautics.nasa.gov/strategic-plan.htm) that lays out an approach to address growing demand for global air mobility, the major challenges of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, and the opportunity for convergence between traditional aeronautical disciplines and technology advances in information, communications, energy and other rapidly evolving technologies.

    Panelists will include senior leaders from NASA Aeronautics who will discuss strategic directions for sustainable growth in subsonic transports, the safe and efficient emergence of new small aircraft markets, the reemergence of the supersonic transport market, and the fully integrated airspace system in which they must co-exist.
    Moderators
    • Richard Wahls Richard Wahls
      Strategic Technical Advisor, Advanced Air Vehicles Program, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
    Speakers
    • Jon Montgomery Jon Montgomery
      Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
    Panelists
    • Bryan Barmore Bryan Barmore
      Deputy Project Manager for Technology, Air Traffic Management – Exploration Project, Airspace Operations and Safety Program, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
    • Barbara Esker Barbara Esker
      Director (Acting), Advanced Air Vehicles Program, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
    • Susan Gorton Susan Gorton
      Project Manager, NASA Revolutionary Vertical Lift Technology, NASA Langley Research Center
    • Davis Hackenberg Davis Hackenberg
      Advanced Air Mobility Project Manager, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
    • David Richwine David Richwine
      Deputy Project Manager for Technology, Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator Project, Integrated Aviation Systems Program, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
  • 0930 – 1230
    Technical Sessions
  • 1230 – 1400
    Excellence in Aerospace Awards Luncheon (Proof of Purchase Required)
    Room

    Grand Ballroom

    Description

    Join us as we recognize the winners of student and technical paper competitions, and the following awards of Technical Excellence:

    • Aerodynamic Measurement Technology
    • Aircraft Design
    • Applied Aerodynamics
    • Atmospheric Sciences
    • Flight Test
    • Ground Test
    • Aeronautic Project Management
    • Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems
    • Plasmadynamics and Lasers
  • 1300 – 1630
    Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUB
    Room

    Chantilly Ballroom

  • 1400 – 1430
    Launch into AIAA Membership
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Do you feel your professional life is on autopilot? Come see how AIAA Membership can propel you to new heights. Learn how to get in touch with other members using AIAA's Engage platform, reach out to your Region and Section, involve yourself in Student Branch activities, join a Technical Committee, or get a jump start on your job search with our Career Center. With this live question and answer session, AIAA's Membership team will demonstrate how an AIAA Professional and Student Membership can benefit you!
  • 1400 – 1600
    CFD Flow Visualization Showcase
    Room

    Chantilly Ballroom Foyer

    Description

    Authors of CFD visualizations papers will describe their work and the significance of their animation as it displays on a large screen monitor. Multiple visualizations will be shown during each of the four 30-minute time slots during the event. 

  • 1400 – 1600
    Forum 360: Why Wait? Point-to-Point Mobility Today!
    Room

    Coronado A-D

    Description
    The aerospace industry is pursing very radical concepts for aerial mobility, such as flying autonomously in dense urban environments from rooftops to enable on-demand mobility services to a connected urban population. But there’s a segment of our industry that is working on connecting communities with point-to-point service right now – and they aren’t waiting around for new vehicles. In this panel, we will hear from the entrepreneurs, lessors, airlines, analysts, and academics that are bringing a new form of aerial mobility to travelers today.
    Moderators
    Panelists
  • 1400 – 1730
    Technical Sessions
  • 1430 – 1530
    Design Challenge: Marshmallow Lander
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Contestants will design a shock absorbing method to protect their rover and other hardware from the impact of landing. Come join the fun as a contestant or a spectator!
  • 1500 – 1530
    NASA Continued Q&A with Associate Administrator Steve Jurczyk
    Description
    NASA has traditionally conducted research and technology development to enable new systems and capabilities for the aeronautics and space sectors. More recently NASA has combined knowledge of trends and opportunities in these sectors with innovative business practices, advanced systems concepts, research and technology development, and integrated capability demonstrations to enable transformative capabilities to address government and commercial opportunities and challenges. A critical success factor for these efforts has been innovation driven by the convergence of technologies from aerospace as well as other sectors. Steve Jurczyk will discuss NASA’s current efforts and future plans enabling transformational capabilities for aeronautics and space.
    Speakers
  • 1530 – 1630
    Paper Airplane Contest
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Create your paper airplane and aim for the bullseye for a chance to win a ticket to the Opening Reception!  All attendees welcome and templates will be provided.
  • 1600 – 1630
    Meet the Author
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Meet, and have your books signed by, Leland M. Nicolai author of Lessons Learned  and Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design, Volumes 1 & 2. Books available for purchase at a conference discount.
  • 1600 – 1630
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Chantilly Ballroom

    Description
    Sponsored by SmartSky Networks
  • 1730 – 1830
    Addressing Aviation and Education Challenges with NASA University Leadership Initiative: A dialog with Helen Reed
    Room

    Peacock Terrace

    Description
    NASA’s University Leadership Initiative (ULI) provides the opportunity for university teams to exercise technical and organizational leadership in proposing unique technical challenges, defining interdisciplinary solutions, establishing peer review mechanisms, and applying innovative teaming strategies to strengthen the research impact. This is a conversation between Helen Reed and John Cavolowsky about Helen’s experiences while working in two of NASA Aeronautics’ multiyear, multimillion-dollar ULI awards. Their conversation will span the importance of her work, research freedom under the ULI philosophy, the opportunities created for undergraduate and graduate students, and experiences within a multi-disciplinary team of academics and industrial partners.
    Speakers
  • 1830 – 2000
    Opening Reception in the Exposition Hall (Proof of Purchase Required)
    Room

    Chantilly Ballroom

    Description
    Discuss the day's events and talk with exhibitors over drinks and light fare in the Exposition Hall. Enjoy a performance by Jon Christopher Davis, a multi-published singer-songwriter and recording artist. JCD's songs have been covered by major-label artists, such as Dolly Parton, Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Rodney Atkins. "Little Bird," recorded by Sherrie Austin, peaked at number 4 on Billboard's Top Country Singles Sales Chart.
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    The Reality of a Vertical Dream
    Room

    Grand Ballroom

    Description
    We live in a society where the hot commodity has now become time. We never have enough of it, we are inventing ways to find more of it, we value this above many other things. And this quest for saving time extends to our commutes as well. How do we go from Point A to Point B faster and more efficiently? A lot of companies think they have the answer. But it’s about much more than just a dream. It takes determination + the right DNA + and the effort of actually doing, to make the dream of urban air mobility become a reality.
    Keynote
  • 0845 – 1630
    Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUB
    Room

    Chantilly Ballroom

  • 0850 – 0930
    Meet the Author
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Meet, and have your books signed by, Leland M. Nicolai author of Lessons Learned  and Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design, Volumes 1 & 2. Books available for purchase at a conference discount.
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Chantilly Ballroom

  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360: Innovation in Vertical Lift
    Room

    Coronado ABCD

    Description
    Vertical Lift missions are changing and the systems are becoming more complex. The requirements for faster, further, more payload, better efficiency, and lower noise are driving new designs of helicopters, tiltrotors, or hybrid-electric urban mobility; military or civilian;  manned or unmanned air vehicles. How are OEMs responding to these challenges? What are the performance, manufacturability, and affordability trade-offs?  What are the hurdles left to navigate? Learn from leading OEMs about their newest vehicles and their vision for the future of vertical lift.
    Moderators
    • Susan Gorton Susan Gorton
      Project Manager, NASA Revolutionary Vertical Lift Technology, NASA Langley Research Center
    Panelists
    • Adam Besachio Adam Besachio
      Guidance, Navigation, and Control, Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Ryan Ehinger Ryan Ehinger
      V-280 Valor Program Manager, Bell
    • Nick Lappos Nick Lappos
      Senior Technical Fellow, Advanced Technology, Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company
    • Jeff Trang Jeff Trang
      Vice President, Technology and Flight Operations, Airbus Helicopters, Inc.
  • 0930 – 1230
    Technical Sessions
  • 1130 – 1200
    The Reality of a Vertical Dream - Conversation Continued
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description

    Continue the discussion with Wednesday’s Plenary keynote speaker Christopher Emerson as he provides his perspective on next generation vertical lift.

    Speakers
  • 1230 – 1400
    Networking Lunch On Own
  • 1230 – 1400
    RLA Lunch & Learn: Shaping the Workforce of Tomorrow
    Room

    Peacock Terrace

    Description

    We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Organizations achieve goals by working with interdisciplinary teams of individuals from diverse educational backgrounds, work cultures, skill sets, and attitudes. As the workforce becomes steadily more diverse, it presents employers with a myriad of both opportunities and challenges. Although diversity in the workforce has been shown to have tremendous value to organizations, a lack of inclusion poses a challenge. Further, higher levels of automation that are replacing human tasks are changing the skills that organizations are looking for in their people. These momentous changes raise huge organizational, talent and HR challenges. To discuss these challenges and the steps we need to shape the workforce of tomorrow, the AIAA YPs put together a panel of learning practitioners and industry experts.

    Moderators
    Speakers
  • 1230 – 1500
    Focus on Automation: Automation Q&A
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description

    This past year has witnessed the unveiling of several prototype and test air vehicles, indicating the challenge of creating on-demand personal air platforms is being addressed and progressing. Still on the critical path to widespread on-demand mobility is automation. In this series of interviews, we examine the progress being made by several organizations on automating flight. Automation in this context can include automating primitives for manipulation of flight surfaces, rotors, or actuators, or creation of routines to increase safety through automation in the cockpit, to creation of remote-pilot and autonomous pilotage flights and tasks. Work in this domain leads to greater on-demand mobility through simplification or pilot assistance in the complexities of flying is considered part of this focus. Aircraft created and manufactured to serve on-demand will need to simplify or automate the task of flying in order to make it affordable, safe, and widely used. The focus of the Automation Q&A will be to highlight what is being done in this area.

    Each speaker will be interviewed for 15 minutes.  Audience questions may be addressed informally, 1-1, after the interview.

    Speakers
    Session Participants
  • 1400 – 1600
    Forum 360: Enabling the Engineering Transformation
    Room

    Coronado A-D

    Moderators
    • John Cavolowsky John Cavolowsky
      Director, Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
    Panelists
    • Gene Holloway Gene Holloway
      VP of Boomless Cruise™ & Environmental Responsibility, Aerion Corporation
    • Lesa Roe Lesa Roe
      Chancellor, University of North Texas System
    • Tom Shih Tom Shih
      J. William Uhrig and Anastasia Vournas Head, and Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University
    • Kristi Shryock Kristi Shryock
      Associate Department Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • 1400 – 1730
    Technical Sessions
  • 1500 – 1630
    Introduction to Drones (I2D)
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    This overview covers the aerial environment with airspace physics, how to operate both large and small drones, and the role of GPS info as an integral part of navigation and control.  We cover fixed-wing aircraft designs based on the Breguet range equations, Reynolds Number, and parametric fuselage/wing/tail designs. Our intention is to review basic aerodynamics and aircraft controls, as the airframe follows a typical profile starting with take-off, climbing, steady-state flight, turning, performing its mission, returning home, and landing. 
    Moderators
    Speakers
  • 1600 – 1630
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Chantilly Ballroom

    Description

  • 1600 – 1630
    Meet the Author
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Meet, and have your books signed by, Leland M. Nicolai author of Lessons Learned  and Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design, Volumes 1 & 2. Books available for purchase at a conference discount.
  • 1830 – 2000
    AIAA Backyard BBQ (Proof of Purchase Required)
    Room

    Grand Ballroom (New Location)

    Description
    Relax at the end of the day, play some games, and enjoy a taste of Texas complete with barbecue and cold brews. Enjoy a performance by North Texas singer-songwriter Maurice Davis. Known as "The King of Party Blues," Davis has played in countless clubs and venues all over the country. (Note: Cash bar only. Due to heat the event has been relocated indoors to the Grand Ballroom.)
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    The Future of Mobility – Aviation is Changing the World
    Room

    Grand Ballroom

    Description
    Futuristic concepts for new generations of air vehicles are all over the news, but how much is hype and how much represents tangible progress? Greg Hyslop, Chief Technology Officer, The Boeing Company, will provide his perspective on the transformation of how people and goods move around cities and around the globe. This session will paint a picture of the future for the aviation community, the traveling public, and people who just want a pizza delivered. It will provide a glimpse into promising developments, key technologies, tough problems, and how the aviation community will change the world.
    Keynote
  • 0845 – 1630
    Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUB
    Room

    Chantilly Ballroom

  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Chantilly Ballroom

  • 0915 – 0945
    Calculating Shape From OFDR-Based Distributed Strain Measurements
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    This presentation describes how engineers are utilizing Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry (OFDR) based fiber optic strain measurements to derive distributed shape. OFDR offers the ability to acquire strain measurements continuously along the length of an optical fiber. Coupled with fiber’s flexible routing options, this allows one to capture various components of strain continuously or quasi-continuously along the length of the substrate to which the fiber is bonded. Through any number of mechanics models or computational techniques, this information may then be used to determine distributed displacements and deflections along the length of structural components. This has been particularly useful in the aerospace industry for monitoring wing deflection in real-time during flight.
  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360: Autonomous Operation in an Evolving Ecosystem
    Room

    Coronado ABCD

    Description
    Autonomy is becoming ubiquitous in our modern world, but are we really moving the needle to integrate autonomous vehicle operation in our human piloted-world? Acceptance at each higher level of autonomy will not be the same. Verification and validation, testing, and ultimately certification for autonomous systems and complete vehicles will not be a single solution, but more likely a case-by-case solution. Panelists will explore how can we define and create a relationship among all stakeholders for autonomous technology to develop and operate seamlessly with or without humans in the loop.
    Moderators
    • Parker Vascik Parker Vascik
      Aerospace Engineering, Technology and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Panelists
  • 0930 – 1230
    Technical Sessions
  • 1000 – 1030
    Career Tips
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description

    Join Lockheed Martin Engineering Manager Ryan Reynolds for a question-and-answer discussion on resume tailoring, the value of graduate school, building a technical foundation, career progression, and seeking challenging roles.

  • 1100 – 1130
    GoFly
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    GoFly is a $2,000,000 competition to create personal flyers. GoFly’s CEO, Gwen Lighter, will provide new details on joining GoFly as a new Team, new Sponsor, and attending the grand Final Fly Off event. 
  • 1130 – 1215
    Interview with Mark Cousin
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Mark Cousin, CEO of A3 by Airbus, will be interviewed by Aerospace America’s Editor-in-Chief Ben Iannotta.
    Session Participants
  • 1230 – 1300
    F-35 Lightning II Discussion
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    An integrated story of the technical development of the F-35 Lightning II has heretofore never been presented in a single work. Visit the HUB as Lockheed Martin representatives debut The F-35 Lightning II: From Concept to Cockpit, the newly released book that chronicles a full-spectrum history of the design, development, and verification of the F-35 Lightning II as described by the engineers, scientists and managers intimately involved throughout the development program. Come listen as one of the book’s authors discusses the history and recent developments on the F-35 program.
  • 1230 – 1400
    Networking Boxed Luncheon (Proof of Purchase Required)
    Room

    Chantilly Ballroom

  • 1300 – 1330
    Frontiers of Flight
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Future 7th to 10th grade aerospace engineers have been working hard doing 3D modeling and experimentation this summer! Students from the Frontiers of Flight Museum Aero Lab Camp will showcase their custom rubber-band powered balsas plane that they have designed using computer-aided drafting software and a 3D printer. This is a hands-on demonstration and they’re looking to you, AVIATION attendees, to provide best practices, feedback and tips! This is your chance to help future aerospace engineers!
  • 1330 – 1400
    First Man Screening Party and Book Signing with James Hansen
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Come meet the Author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong! James Hansen will be hosting a Q&A with the audience prior to introducing the movie First Man.
  • 1400 – 1600
    Forum 360: Realizing Large-Scale UAS operations in High-Density Urban Airspace
    Room

    Coronado A-D

    Description
    A panel discussion on the perceived challenges, potential solutions, and opportunities to fully realize UAS urban operations through the lens of technology, regulation, and public opinion.
    Moderators
    Panelists
  • 1400 – 1630
    First Man Screening
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    To help celebrate the momentous 50th anniversary of the Apollo, we will be screening the movie First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. Popcorn will be provided!
  • 1400 – 1730
    Technical Sessions
  • 1600 – 1630
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Chantilly Ballroom

  • 1630 – 1730
    Rising Leaders in Aerospace Keynote
    Room

    Desoto B

    Speakers
    • Amanda Simpson Amanda Simpson
      Vice President, Research and Technology, Americas, Airbus Americas, Inc
  • 1830 – 2100
    ADS Banquet (Proof of Purchase Required)
    Room

    Peacock Terrace

    Description
    Join the Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technical Committee in honoring the 2019 Knacke award recipient, and the 2019 student paper finalists & winner.
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    Apollo’s Legacy and Impact on Modern Flight
    Room

    Grand Ballroom

    Description
     
    Speakers
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Technical Session Foyers

  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360: Accelerating through the TRL Scale
    Room

    Coronado A-D

    Description
    Non-traditional configurations, system complexity and new transportation business models are forcing the aerospace industry to re-think V&V, flight testing and certification. Join us for an open discussion on what is working , what is not and how innovators in all phases of development are working to make technologies transition to flight faster. 
    Moderators
    • Starr Ginn Starr Ginn
      Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge Lead, NASA Aeronautics
    Session Participants
  • 0930 – 1230
    Technical Sessions

Sponsors

 
Airbus 
Lockheed Martin 
Boeing 
Bell 
Northrop Grumman 
SmartSky 
DAR Corporation