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American Aeronautics Forum

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Location: Mojave Air and Space Port - 1434 Flight Line,, Mojave, CA, US, 93501

THURSDAY, October 27, at 10:00 a.m. PST, at Mojave Air and Space Port, the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will host a forum on American aeronautics. Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Congressman Steve Knight (R-Calif.) will host a panel featuring leaders of public and private sector flight experimentation programs who will discuss the state of American aeronautics research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) programs.

WHAT: Forum on American Aeronautics
WHEN: THURSDAY, October 27, at 10:00 a.m. PST
WHERE: Mojave Air and Space Port - 1434 Flight Line, Mojave, CA 93501


· Rep. Lamar Smith (TX-21), chairman, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
· Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25), member, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Space Subcommittee; Member, House Armed Services Committee, Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee
· *not confirmed* Mr. David McBride, director, Armstrong Flight Research Center, NASA
· Dr. Naveed Hussain, vice president, Aeromechanics Technology, The Boeing Company
· Mr. Craig Johnston, director, Aeronautics Strategy and Business Development, Skunk Works, Lockheed Martin
· Maj. Gen. Curtis M. Bedke, U.S. Air Force (Ret.); senior non-resident fellow, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas): “I look forward to hosting this event to discuss the future of American aviation. My colleague, Rep. Knight, and I share a deep appreciation for our nation’s aviation history, and we are inspired by what we see on the horizon. It is important that we continue to work with stakeholders so that we remain the world’s leaders in flight.”

Congressman Steve Knight (R-Calif.): “I am honored and excited to have Chairman Smith and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee come to the Antelope Valley. Our region has a rich legacy of aerospace, and I cannot think of a more appropriate venue to discuss the state of aviation in our country and future of flight.”

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