January 7, 2013, Atlanta, GA…Bruce Whitman, President of FlightSafety International, will be the featured guest speaker at the regular bi–monthly meeting of the Atlanta Aero Club scheduled for January 10. Joining Whitman will be Special guest Colonel Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor Recipient.
Whitman joined FlightSafety International in 1961 as Assistant to the President after two years as Senior Executive Assistant with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). He was later elected Vice President and a Director of the company and was named Executive Vice President in 1962. He was promoted to his present position in 2003.
During his distinguished career, Whitman has served on the Associate Membership Advisory Council of the (NBAA) and Board of Governors and Executive Committees of the FlightSafety Foundation and the Civil Air Patrol. He is also a former Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Petroleum Helicopters and chaired the Nominating, Compensation and Governance Committees of the Aviall Board of Directors. Currently he is a Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee of PASSUR Aerospace and Co-Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Nominating Committee of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
The meeting is scheduled for Noon on January 10th in the Grand Ballroom of the Capital City Club, 7 John Portman St.., downtown Atlanta. The cost is $40 for members and $45 for non-members and includes lunch. Check in and a networking hour begins at 11:00 am. Aero Club members bringing a guest are eligible for a drawing for a leather flight jacket Reservations can be made online at www.atlantaaeroclub.org, by calling 800-878-7555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Atlanta Aero Club
The Atlanta Aero Club was foundedin 1984 by LockheedAircraft Company executives and is one of the oldest continuous operating aviation clubs in the US. With nearly 250 members, the Atlanta Aero Club has operated as a chapter of the National Aeronautics Association (NAA) since its inception. Recently, the Atlanta Aero Club took a leadership position in developing a Georgia State Proclamation declaring October as the official Aviation Appreciation Month to honor the businesses and individuals who contribute to the State's and Nation's large aviation industry. The Proclamation was signed into effect by Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue. Thus far, a total of 42 states have signed the proclamation. The Club meets bi-monthly at the prestigious downtown Capital City Club and regularly invites key aviation business leaders as guest speakers for Noon luncheons. For more information go to www.atlantaaeroclub.org