Greetings from The Aero Experience Team


The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Friday, February 25, 2011

Boeing Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing for the Mercury Spacecraft in Ceremony Today

Boeing received the IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing for the Mercury Spacecraft in a ceremony today at the St. Louis Campus Building 100 Prologue Room.  The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a non-profit, professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation related to electricity, and recognizes the advancements made by the Mercury Spacecraft team in the areas of navigation and control systems, including fly-by-wire.  Here are some views of the ceremony:

Mercury Full-Size Engineering Mock-Up Located in Boeing Prologue Room

Randy Jackson, Former News Anchor and Boeing Communications Specialist, Introduces the Program and Featured Speakers

John Van Gels, St. Louis Senior Site Executive, Reflects on Space Flight Heritage

Moshe Kam, IEEE Fellow and Electrical Engineering Dept. Head at Drexel University, Describes the IEEE Milestone Award Process

Dennis Muilenburg, President and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security Based in St. Louis

The IEEE Milestone Award in Unveiled

Closeup of the IEEE Milestone Award

IEEE Milestone Award Plaque

Reception in the Boeing Prologue Room Following the Ceremony

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

NAS North Island Events Begin Centennial of Naval Aviation Celebration

Special thanks to Mark Nankivil of the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum for attending the festivities and providing these awesome photos!