Wednesday, July 6, 2016

New Space Con 2016 Micro-News Site Coverage List

Here is a list of micro-news sites & articles for the 2016 New Space Con held in Seattle Washington. 2016 was the first time the Silicon Valley founded event has been held outside of its home area. If you know of a company or press website that is not listed below that has a New Space Con micro-news site or article, please contact me by Twitter at @JetCityStar, or by email at #NewSpace16


Monday, June 13, 2016

Aerospace & Defense Firms Missing In Action on Twitter 2016

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 2016 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 2015 list finally join. Perhaps more soon will follow.

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

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


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?

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 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