May 23 (Wed) 7:00pm Aviation and Aerospace * Cancelled*

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

Due to unforseen circumstances, this seminar unfortunately has been cancelled. 

Our first thoughts about aviation are usually about the pilot and the aircraft.  But what does it take to develop a flight? How does the airplane and pilot compliment each other?  What about the incredible support a pilot receives from the myriads of professionals that allow him to complete a flight successfully.

Samuel Hirschmann, CFII and aerospace engineer, will be discussing how he got interested in aviation, his first stepping stones including education, various aviation/aerospace related careers he worked in, and how it all relates to each other on a systems level. Samuel will  discuss stories, successes, and failures he had, what he learned from them, and he got to where he is today. He will also discuss various career paths and opportunities for people wanting to get into aviation besides being a pilot.


Samuel’s Biography in his own words:

“I grew up in Irvine, CA and lived there from birth to age 25. Every summer I traveled internationally to visit my immediate family who live in South Africa. Onboard those long haul flights in 747 aircraft, I developed my passion for aviation. Before completing high school, my parents enrolled in me in flight school, at "Fly Corona" located out of KAJO. I received both my PPL and IAL before graduating high school. I then attended Cal Poly Pomona where I studied towards my bachelor's of science degree in aerospace engineering. During my summer holidays I worked several internships at SkyWest Airlines, Parker Hannifin Aerospace, United Airlines, and Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Upon graduating from Cal Poly Pomona I began working as an Avionics and Flight Controls Systems Engineer for Boeing C-17 in Long Beach. I received both my CPL AMEL and ASEL while working there outside of work. Towards the later part of 2016 I found a work opportunity in the Bay Area to work as a Systems Test Engineer for Northrop Grumman in their Trident Launcher division. While working at Northrop Grumman I received my CFI certificate towards the end of 2017. I currently flight instruct as an independent contractor at California Airways out of KHWD and working on acquiring my CFII certificate.”


This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

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