to the Flight Simulation Seminar sponsored by
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
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
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:
· 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
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
into 3 person crews
8:00–8:30pm Tour Assembly Line – Jim Gallagher
8:30–9:00pm Tour a Gulfstream
Escort students back to main gate
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
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).
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.
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.
Heading north on I-95, turn right (eastward) onto Airway Road and
head towards the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport.
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.
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.
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!