to the Flight Simulation Seminar sponsored by
On Monday the 3rd of December 2018 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm*, the 8th Savannah Science Seminar** Presentation will focus on the Mechanics and Aerodynamics of Flight including Flight Operations of a Gulfstream corporate aircraft. Your Gulfstream presenters, Robert Farrell, Jim Gallagher, Suzanne Swain and SSS Board Members/program facilitator Jim Gallagher will be your hosts at Gulfstream's G650 manufacturing building*** located behind the Savannah-Hilton Head International airport.
NOTE that this seminar starts an hour earlier than normal so please
be on time as there is only ONE scheduled escort to the plant. After such time, no one else will be admitted.
This is a student only seminar due to security restrictions at Gulfstream's
plant site. Unfortunately, no parents/guardians will be allowed
to accompany the student so please make your travel arrangements
Students are required to bring a valid Government issued photo ID
(like a Driver License or Passport) for admittance onto Gulfstream
property. Safety glasses are also required and will be provided
by Gulfstream. A reminder that no open toe shoes are allowed on
Among a vast array of information you will be getting, the following is a brief outline to the presentations:
· Aircraft design basics
· Aircraft cockpit 101
· Tour of the G650 Production Line
6:00 – 6:15 Students and escorts meet – badges handed out; introductions
6:15 – 6:45 Gulfstream / Engineering Disciplines – Dale Colter
6:45 – 7:30 Presentation on principals of flight and aircraft configuration
7:30 – 8:00 Review of G500/G600 ITFs and HOW session Robert Farrell
Break into 5-6 person crews
8:00 – 8:45 Tour Assembly Line and/or Completion Aircraft
9:00 Students ready for pickup
Bob Farrell is currently the Manager of the Integration Test Facilities (ITFs) at Gulfstream. The ITF provides an engineering environment to develop next generation systems as well as validate current design integration. We have multiple fixed-based simulators that provide pilot-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop dynamic test capabilities. Bob has 18 years avionics development experience while working at both Honeywell and Gulfstream.
While at Gulfstream, Bob supported the GIV-SP Avionics upgrade, GV Flight Test, PlaneView Avionics upgrade for the GV-SP & GIVX. During a three-year contract with Honeywell in the Air Transport Division, he supported Flight Management System development. Bob holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is an 11-year member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Dale Colter is the Director of Lab Test at Gulfstream.Dale leads the ground-based test labs comprising Structural Test, Systems Test and the Research Development Center Labs (RDC Labs). Previously, Dale was the Manager of Flight Test for Gulfstream, leading the G650 Flight Test program and the 120-person team of Flight Test Engineers, Instrumentation Engineers / Technicians, and Aircraft Maintenance technicians.
Dale currently serves as the Gulfstream representative on the Board of Directors for Starbase-Savannah (since 2011) and the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force (since 2017). He also served in the US Air Force from Oct 1985 – Jan 2006, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
His education includes a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University, a Masters of Science in Engineering from Mercer University, and Professional Military Education completion of Squadron Officer School and Air Command & Staff College.
Jim Gallagher is a Program Director responsible for Customer Service in Asia. Jim supports in-service Asia fleet issues, working design, quality and operational issues for the in-service Gulfstream fleet. Jim holds a Bachelor Degree in Aeronautcal Engineering from University of Manchester; Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State and an MBA from Georgia Southern University.
The following are directions for getting to the Seminar:
The session will be held in the Nicholas D. Chabraja Manufacturing Facility (yellow outline bldg) which is located behind FlightSafety off Robert B. Miller Road. This road runs parallel to the train tracks and connects Dean Forest Rd (Hwy 307) with Gulfstream Rd.
If using GPS, the address which will get you close is:
301 Robert B Miller Jr Rd,Savannah, GA 31408
Look for the signs for south gate, FlightSafety (which will also have a Gulfstream sign as well), negotiate the runabout. When you get near FlightSafety, the road has a left and right hand fork. Take the left fork and go 100+yards to the guard post. Tell them you are participating in Savannah Science Seminar. You will see a large building to your right and paved airport property on your left. The road winds around the building parking lot. Park (or drop students off) at the center entrance to the building.