Hiller Hangar Talk
Presentations, exploits, research and even some tall tales from aviators and flying enthusiasts.
Each talk is about 20-30 minutes with time for Q&A.
Presented via Zoom. Pre-registration required.
See the “Next Talk” and “Upcoming Talk” schedule for specific dates and times.
Free of charge!
Wednesday, October 7, 2020. 7:00 pm
Chasing a Dream: Air Force B-52 Pilot and Flight Surgeon
with Dave Prakash, MD, MS
Dave was originally a doctor. But after completing medical school and residency he applied to the US Air Force. He omitted that he was a doctor to ensure he went to pilot training just weeks before reaching the age limit of 30. He went on to serve as a B-52 operational test pilot and eventually convinced the service to let him to work as a flight surgeon too. After 13 years on active duty as one of only nine pilot-physicians, he left for business school at Stanford in 2017. His story is a remarkable example of a person ignoring all perceived limits in following ambitious dreams.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020. 7:00 pm
Cobras to Little Birds: Attack Aviation in the Marines and Special Operations
Matt will discuss his experiences and lessons learned throughout a 26-year military career in attack aviation, from stateside training and pre-9/11 deployments, to 24 combat rotations supporting our special operations forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Click here to register on Zoom.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020. 7:00 pm
Naval Aviation: Gateway to a Career as a Naval Aviator, Commercial Pilot or Astronaut
Dick Martin was the commanding officer of VF-2, fighter squadron 2 (the “Bounty Hunters”), the first fleet squadron flying the F-14 Tomcat. Dick tells the story of how he became a Navy pilot, what the Navy training is like, and how that can lead to fulfilling aeronautical careers.
Look for more Hangar Talks coming in November and December!