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Savannah Science Seminar

WELCOME to the Flight Simulation Seminar sponsored by

On Monday the 11th of December 2017 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm*, the 9th 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, Randy Gaston, Stephen Landers, Joe Ireland, Tom Landers and SSS Board Members/program facilitator Jim Gallagher will be your hosts at Gulfstream's main fabrication plant*** at the Savannah International Airport.

* NOTE that this seminar starts an hour earlier than normal so please be on time as there is only ONE scheduled escort from the guard shack 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 accordingly.

*** 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 the premises.

Brief Outline:
Among a vast array of information you will be getting, the following is a brief outline to the presentations:
· Corporate aircraft operations
· Aircraft design basics
· Aircraft cockpits
· Flight in an aircraft systems simulator

6:00–6:05pm   Students and escorts meet at the main plant reception bldg
6:05-6:15pm   Escort students from reception to meeting location
6:15–6:45pm   Engineering and Aircraft Development - Jim Dempsey
6:45–7:30pm   Principals of Aircraft Design
7:30–8:00pm   Review of Integrated Test Facility (ITF) - Robert Farrell
                     Break into 3 person crews
8:00–8:30pm   Tour Assembly Line – Jim Gallagher
8:30–9:00pm   Tour a Gulfstream aircraft
9:00pm           Escort students back to main gate

Brief Biographies:

Robert Farrell
Bob Farrell is currently the Manager of the Integration Test Facility (ITF) at Gulfstream. The ITF provides an engineering environment to develop next generation systems as well as validate current design integration. We have two fixed-based simulators that provide pilot-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop dynamic test capabilities. Bob has 15 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).

Jim Gallagher
Jim Gallagher is a Program Director responsible for the in-service fleet of Gulfstream aircraft. In his Entry Into Service role, Jim supports in-service 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 and is a 25 year member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Stephen Landers
Stephen Landers is Simulation and Software Engineering Group Head within the Lab Test organization at Gulfstream. His previous responsibilities have been as the G650 Integration Test Facility Lead Engineer and as an engineer in Electrical Systems Engineering working on G550 and G450 programs. Prior to moving to Savannah he worked as an avionics designer at L-3 Communications, Avionics Systems in Dayton, Ohio and as a database designer and analyst at the National Air Intelligence Center at Wright Patterson AFB. He started his career as a flight research engineer at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB, CA on supersonic laminar flow research, aircraft performance standardization, low speed/high angle of attack aerodynamics and stability and control on aircraft such the F16XL, F15, X29 and X31. He is an active single- and multi-engine, instrument-rated pilot and earned his bachelor of science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

The following are directions for getting to the Seminar:
From I-95 heading north to the Savannah Airport.

A. Heading north on I-95, turn right (eastward) onto Airway Road and head towards the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport.

B. Turn left onto McKenna Drive and follow it as it bends eastward for approximentally 2.8 miles. Note that McKenna Drive will turn into Gulfstream Road as indicated in the map below.

C. Turn right into the Gulfstream entrance and then turn left into the main Parking area (as indicated in the (1) marked below in the image). Park as close to the front as possible in the area marked for Visitor Parking.

D. Proceed to the main security lobby building Entry with a blue awning out front (as indicated in the (2) marked below in the image).

E. Wait in the security lobby until all students are assembled. It is imperative that everyone is on time to this session! Access to the factory is by approved escort only!


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