1:30PM Sunday, May 24th - Gary Plomp - Restored Propliners and Their Role in Early, Post WWII Corporate Aviation
Gary Plomp, Restored Propliners and Their Role in Early, Post WWII Corporate Aviation - Guest Speaker on Sunday May 24th, 2009 at the 45th Annual Watsonville Airshow
Garys' passion for aviation was forged as a young boy at Meadows Field in Bakersfield watching the great propeller driven airliners arrive and depart.
The Convairs, Martins & F-27s of United & Pacific Airlines provided an inspiration, and read the aviation books with great intensity, building the models of civilian and military aircraft that were a common sight in San Joaquin Valley skies in the early 1960s. His parents would take him to the Edwards AFB open house where he was treated to the sights & sounds of the military & research aircraft that today, only exist in history books and memories!
Guest Speaker: Alan Brown, Skunk Works & the F-117 - 12:00PM Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
Alan Brown, former Director of Engineering at Lockheed will be speaking on the history of the famous Lockheed Skunk Works and the development of the F-117 Stealth Fighter.
Alan Brown retired in February, 1992, as Director of Engineering at Lockheed Corporate Headquarters, His two principal concerns there were the promulgation of Concurrent Engineering and Stealth Technology throughout the Corporation, He has given invited papers on both these subjects at national and international levels.
EAA 119 OPEN HANGAR
45th ANNUAL WATSONVILLE FLY-IN & AIR SHOW
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
- May 22, 23 & 24 Noon – 5 PM
Bill Stein, Bill SteinAirshows - Formation Flying Friday 2:00 PM
Alan Brown, Skunk Works & the F-117 Saturday Noon
Day in the Sky #5
Presentation: Mike Corder on automatic HAM radio position reporting/tracking