Monday, April 11, 2016

Aviation Geek Fest 2016 Breakfast Trivia

Aviation Geek Fest 2016 was a resounding success this past weekend. Thank you for all that attended and were a part of a very special weekend of sharing a passion about aviation. This year the AVGeek Breakfast became an official part of the programming. One of the things this year to make the breakfast unique was we had people at various tables team up to answer some aviation themed trivia questions and win some prizes. I've had some requests to make these questions public with the answer so here you go! #AGFSEA16

***QUESTIONS***

1. Besides "The Boeing Company", name an “entity” that is celebrating a Centennial in Aviation in 2016.  There are three of them.

2. Man has dreamt of flying for thousands of years,(think of Icarus). It didn't happen, though, until the latter part of the 18th Century. Who is credited with the first 'lighter than air' flight?

3. The three dynamics of flight are yaw, pitch, & what? 

4. You are in the terminal of an airport and you see a FIDS. What are you looking at?

5. In 1873, Jules Verne wrote "Around the World in Eighty Days", a story about a wager to achieve that aim, the original plan being to do so by a combination of rail and steamship. In 1929, a flying machine flew around the world in 20 days. What was its name?

6. What does ETOPS mean in the aviation industry?

7. If one engine in an airplane is good, imagine how much better it would be with two - or four! Which country can claim to be the birthplace of multi-engined flight?










***ANSWERS***
1. A. Dassault Aviation   B. Aviation Week  C. United States Coast Guard
2. Montgolfier brothers
3. Roll
4. Flight Information Display System
5. Graf Zeppelin
6. Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards
7. Russia by Igor Sikorsky Bolshoi

Monday, March 28, 2016

1st Annual Aviation Geek Wrap Up Feast 2016

1st Annual Aviation Geek Wrap Up Feast 2016

Open dinner to all #AVGeeks attending Aviation Geek Fest 2016.
#AVGeekWrapUpFeast #AGFSEA16

*****Updated New Start Time*****

Sunday April 10th  
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Claim Jumper
5901 South 180th St
Tukwila, WA 98188
Phone: (206) 575-3918

***Updated Information as of April 7th, at 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time Scroll to bottom***

Here's some brief instructions for attending the Wrap Up Feast .
1. When you arrive at Claim Jumper restaurant, be sure to inform the restaurant staff that you're with the aviation party. They'll take you to the back part of the restaurant to eat. Feel free if you're just by yourself to join a table that just has one other, or a table of three. We're all pretty friendly.
2. Myself(Isaac Alexander), will be scarfing down my food as quickly as possible, and then I'll be going from table to table to visit everyone that's attending. Towards the end of the feast, I plan to make a few words to everyone there. 
3. Please after we're there at the restaurant to thank the staff there. They're going out of their way to make sure we have a great time there.

The AVGeek Wrap Up Feast is the new "spiritual" successor to the AVGeek Breakfast. It's a chance to get re-energized up for the evening with good food and great company. Nothing better to end the weekend festivities then to share a meal with fellow aviation enthusiasts from across the globe. It's fantastic to know that the love of aviation is truly global.

For the Wrap Up Feast, please provide me with a RSVP by Wednesday April 6th if you plan to attend and how many are in your party. It’s open to anyone attending Aviation Geek Fest as well as Aviation Geeks who aren't. I want to give the restaurant as much heads up as possible as to how many people plan to be there. I expect it to increase again this year. RSVP by contacting me via email at jetcitystar10@gmail.com with the subject line AVGeek Breakfast or by Twitter at @JetCityStar. Here's a list listed alphabetically by last name of who I have so far as of Thursday April 7th. I will update this page every couple days with new names attending.

*****Updated list as of April 7th*****

Please note. I have 13 people reserved. If you wish to join us though, I cannot guarantee you'll have space at the restaurant by us. When you come to the restaurant, mention my name(Isaac) or the Aviation party. Please show up as close to 5 pm as possible!
Isaac Alexander
Neil Bradon
Trevor Brandl +1
Max Flight
Tracey Forsyth +1
Tonei Glavinic

Jonathan Leopando
Ken McQuillan
John Moore
John Roach
Shirantha Samarappuli


Monday, June 8, 2015

Aerospace & Defense Firms Missing In Action on Twitter 2015

These are companies that have not yet chosen to use Twitter as a communication tool for their company and products. We're hoping by the 2015 International Paris Air Show, all the companies below will join the other companies that have successfully used Twitter to drive customers to their products. We have a couple companies since we last published this 2014 list finally join. Perhaps more soon will follow.


HondaJets  - Not using their account @hondajets or @hondajet
Triumph Group - Not using their account @triumphgroup

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

3rd Annual AvGeek Breakfast 2015

3rd Annual Aviation Geek Breakfast 2015

Open breakfast to all #AVGeeks attending Aviation Geek Fest 2015.

Saturday February 21st, Starting at 8:00am - 10:00am
Mukilteo's Speedway Cafe
11707 Mukilteo Speedway
Mukilteo, WA 98275
425.347.2000

***Updated Information as of February 14th, at 8:00 am Pacific Standard Time***

We're full!!! Thank you so much for your overwhelming support we now have 50 people registered to attend the breakfast!  I don't want to take any more people for fear of there not being enough space in the restaurant to sit as well as time to eat before the area aerial attractions open.

Here's some brief instructions for attending the breakfast.
1. When you arrive at the Mukilteo's Speedway Cafe, be sure to inform the restaurant staff that you're with the aviation party. They'll take you to the back part of the restaurant to eat. Feel free if you're just by yourself to join a table that just has one other, or a table of three. We're all pretty friendly.
2. Myself(Isaac Alexander), will be scarfing down my food as quickly as possible, and then I'll be going from table to table to visit everyone that's attending. Towards the end of the breakfast, I plan to make a few words to everyone there. We'll be  giving a small prize to the person who's traveling the furthest for coming to the meal. Last year we had someone from Melbourne Australia attend.
3. Please after we're there at the restaurant to thank the staff there. They're going out of their way to make sure we have a great time there.
4. Be ready for a FUN FANTASTIC WEEKEND!

The AVGeek Breakfast is becoming quite the tradition during Aviation Geek Fest. It's a chance to get charged up for the day with good food and great company. Nothing better to start the weekend festivities then to share a meal with fellow aviation enthusiasts from across the globe. Last years breakfast was truly special too as we had our first Australian attend. It's fantastic to know that the love of aviation is truly global.

For the breakfast, please provide me with a RSVP by February 17th if you plan to attend and how many are in your party. It’s open to anyone attending Aviation Geek Fest as well as Aviation Geeks who aren't. I want to give the restaurant as much heads up as possible as to how many people plan to be there. Last years breakfast had over 40 people. I expect it to increase again this year. RSVP by contacting me via email at jetcitystar10@gmail.com with the subject line AVGeek Breakfast or by Twitter at @JetCityStar. Here's a list listed alphabetically by last name of who I have so far as of Wednesday January 27th. I will update this page every couple days with new names attending.

***Updated List as of February 14th, at 8:00 am Pacific Standard Time***

Jim Adams
Isaac Alexander
John Anderson
Trevor Brandl +2
Daniel Burchardt +1
Noel Chang
Melissa Cho-Li
John Clear
Bob Connolly
Michael Flesher
Michael Gee +1
Christy Gurley
Kai Hansen
Tim Jue +1
Mary Kirby
Nikolay Klimchuk
Ian Kluft
Tom Korocz
Ken Kubota
Joe Kunzler
Marietta Landon *
Mark Lewis +1
Andrea Longo
David Lynn
Jason Malinowski
Jay Marm +1
Kenneth McQuillan
John T. Moore
Matt Mullins
Jeremy Murphy +1
Craig Musicant
Thomas O'Hair +1
Steve Okay
Ana Pelaez
Derek Pugh
Jen Schhuld
Gurupratap "Guru" Singh +1
Paul Sogge
David Staples
John Westwater

* = maybe
See everyone on the 21st!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Aerospace & Defense Firms Missing In Action on Twitter 2014

These are companies that have not yet chosen to use Twitter as a communication tool for their company and products. We're hoping by the 2014 Farnborough International Air Show, all the companies below will join the other companies that have successfully used Twitter to drive customers to their products. We have a couple companies since we last published this 2013 list finally join. Perhaps more soon will follow.


GKN Aerospace
HondaJets  - Not using their account @hondajets or @hondajet
Triumph Group - Not using their account @triumphgroup
Viking Air - Not using their account @VikingCareers

Monday, February 24, 2014

Eat Breakfast With The Boeing 777X Systems Engineering & Integration Leader

March Breakfast Meeting Systems Engineering with Paul C. Lambertson. Breakfast provided by the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance. Mr. Lambertson will present Systems Engineering (SE) and SE discipline as it applies to military, academia and commercial industry.

Breakfast Meeting
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (breakfast and presentation)

Location: Everett Community College Corporate & Continuing Education Center
Room 116
2333 Seaway Blvd, Everett, WA 98201

Cost: $50 for current paid PNAA Members $75 for non-members Includes breakfast

To register: Click here   Space is limited. Registration closes Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

2nd Annual Aviation Geek Breakfast 2014

2nd Annual Aviation Geek Breakfast 2014

Open breakfast to all #AVGeeks attending Aviation Geek Fest 2014.

Saturday February 15th, Starting at 8:30am
Mukilteo's Speedway Cafe
11707 Mukilteo Speedway
Mukilteo, Wa 98275
425.347.2000

***Thursday Update***
If you arrive at the restaurant on Saturday before 8:30, please inform the restaurant staff you're part of the big party coming that morning. Please ask them to set up as many big tables as possible for the group. I told them at minimum 30 people were coming. Hopefully they'll be something like 3 tables for 10 people each or something like that. Also, read their menu ahead of time so you can tell them your order when you're seated to speed things up. See everyone Saturday!


Please provide me with a RSVP by February 12th if you plan to attend with how many in your party. It’s open to anyone attending Aviation Geek Fest. I want to give the restaurant as much heads up as possible as to how many people plan to be there. Last years first Breakfast had about 20 people. I expect to double that this year. RSVP by contacting me via email at jetcitystar10@gmail.com with the subject line AVGeek Breakfast or by Twitter at @JetCityStar. Here's a list listed alphabetically by last name of who I have so far as of Thursday February 6th. I will update this page every couple days with new names attending.

***Updated List as of Feb 13, at 7:00 pm Pacific Standard Time***

Isaac Alexander
John Anderson
Matt Baillie
Trev Batstone
 Ben Bearup
Beth Ann Bearup
Maggie Bradley +1
Hans Cathcart
Bob Connolly
Thomas Cook
Darrin
Ryan Ewing +1
Benjamin Granucci
Kai Hansen
Peter Harders
Henry Harteveldt
Daniel Hyatt
Ian Kluft
Andrew Kolstad
Tom Korocz
Jerry +1
Joe Kunzler
Joe Liston
Tim Logan
Jason Malinowski
Philip McKenzie
Melody Meakins
Evan Ng
Steve Okay
Thom Patterson
Shalom Rubdi
Greg Ryder
Nancy Ryder
Andrea Sargent
Howard Slutsken
David Staples
Sylvester
Paul Thompson
Charlie Worcester
 
See everyone on the 15th!