L.A. Chapter Meeting: Tuesday, 11-28-2017


    • Stay tuned for our annual holiday event in December
    • LA Chapter is hosting the Southwest Regional Conference in Temecula, March 8-10
    • Mojave Desert and San Diego Chapters will also be co-hosting


  1. Discussed current conference details.  Venue, contract, etc
  2. Discussed conference event agenda, etc. in general
  3. Discussed publicity – we need to put out public announcements
  4. Assigning some follow up event details, such a meals, and menu’s  (make a committee for this)
  5. Update plan for training and include date for final decision of what to offer – we’ll need to get this into updated announcement
  6. Discussed technical presentations – select committee, etc
  7. Discussed vendor coordinator and get that solicitation into action
  8. Open discussion

L.A. Chapter Meeting: Tuesday, 9-12-2017

Blog post on meeting: https://www.sawe.org/blog/2017/09/20/los-angeles-chapter-meeting-speaker-dr-jeffry-padin/

September Meeting Flyer

TIME: 5:30 PM – Social Mixer
6:00 PM – Dinner Meeting

COST: $10 for members, $15 for guests

LOCATION: Northrop Grumman – Aerospace Systems, S-Cafe
1 Space Park, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 (Enter from Marine Ave between Aviation and Redondo Beach Blvd)

DESCRIPTION: The arrival of new companies such as SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Blue Origin created a new buzz in the aerospace industry.  These companies have decided to deviate from the classical aerospace philosophies that have been in use for decades and innovate their way into a competitive position.  Some companies like SpaceX have even taken the lead.  This briefing exposes a potential future for the aerospace industry based on current knowledge and facts. Dinner is included with Vegetable Chop Suey, Chicken Low Mein, and cold beverages.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Jeffry Padin is a Senior Engineering Specialist with Aerospace Corporation currently working as a member of NASA’s Space Mission Assurance Team for the Dragon 2 manned spacecraft since May of 2016.  Dr. Padin is currently resident at SpaceX observing and reporting to NASA all manufacturing and integration activities related to the Dragon 2 spacecraft.

 Non-members and guests are welcome to attend. Feel free to invite your fellow co-workers and friends.

Please RSVP by email to Yi-Ling Tam at yi-ling.c.tam@aero.org by noon Monday, 9/11/17.




L.A. Chapter Meeting: Thursday, 2-16-2017

February Meeting Flyer

TIME: 5:30 PM – Social Mixer
6:00 PM – Dinner Meeting

LOCATION: Sizzler Restaurant, in the banquet room
2880 Sepulveda Blvd (between Hawthorne Blvd and Crenshaw Blvd)

DESCRIPTION: Special guest speaker Robert Gerhart, the Director of Engineering in the Northrop Grumman Advanced Design/Special Programs organization will be leading the presentation on “The Wright Brothers: Then and Now”.

Robbie will share his knowledge and perspective on who the Wright Brothers were, what inspired them, and how they engineered the first practical airplane, detailing his presentation with photos and information gathered during a recent trip to the sites the Wright Brothers made famous: the homes, workshops and testing locations still open for visitors today.

 Non-members and guests are welcome to attend. Feel free to invite your fellow co-workers and friends.

Please RSVP by email to Mike Notarangelo at  michael.notarangelo@boeing.com by noon Thursday, 2/16.