Our popular lecture series starts up again this fall, with some changes from last year.
As a result of the Servus Open Access Nights being held the last Thursday of every month, we have changed the lecture series to a four-part event.
The first, Aircraft Crashes and Recoveries: A look into the world of crash investigation and aircraft recovery, will be held November 9 starting at 7pm. It will feature Jonathan Lee, Regional Manager for Western Canada, Transportation Safety Board of Canada and Abe Silverman, founder of Global Aircraft Industries.
Over the years the two have often worked together with Lee responsible for finding the cause and Silverman called into to deal with the wreckage. They have a unique view of aircraft accidents and incidents in and around Edmonton. One of the most spectacular, was that of a Mitsubishi MU-2 ( accompanying photo) which crashed into the Royal Alex Hospital on December 7, 1981, killing the pilot..
The lecture series will continue as follows:
- January 11, 2018
- March 8, 2018
- May 10, 2018
The January lecture will be presented by AAM board member and former member of the RCMP Air Division, Jack Van Norman. He will speak about the Mounties’ long history with aviation including its unit based for many years at Blatchford Field.
Admission is $8 for members, $10 for non-members. Doors open at 6:30pm .
More details on the lecture can be found here.