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Aeroscholar Talks with the AiplaneGeeks

Discovery Space Shuttle at Smithsonian

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of recording a podcast with some amazing aerospace buffs at One of their viewers was interested in learning more about, the University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering department, and AIAA. I was extremely happy to oblige them 🙂

I highly recommend the show to those of you interested in aviation, especially if you have a long commute to work where you’ll have plenty of time to listen.

The episode that I was a guest speaker on can be listened to here.

Highlights of the show:

  • Aeroscholar talks about the state of education in the aerospace industry,, advice for people interested in aerospace engineering and aviation, and the cool tours that the AIAA at Michigan have been on.
  • David Vanderhoof gives us a report on the Space Shuttle swap-out at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport. He spoke with NASA Director Charles F. “Charlie” Bolden, NASM Curator Dr. Helen Morill, and Senator John Glenn.
  • Dan spoke with Virgin Galactic’s CEO and President George Whitesides aboard Virgin America’s inaugural flight from Los Angeles to Philadelphia.
  • Warbirds Facing Doom?
  • American Airlines unions, US Airways announce deal to support merger
  • Merged airline would be called American Airlines, headquartered in Fort Worth
  • Bates: US Airways has a good plan, American Airlines doesn’t
  • A JET FLIGHT PASSENGER’S NIGHTMARE: Delta flight forced to emergency land after bird strike takes out a 757 jet engine
  • Business Expert Videos Delta 1063 Mid Air Bird Strike

The hosts were great, consisting of:

A full bio for each of these airplane geeks can be found on the About page.


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Scaled Composites Career Day


Scaled Composites is having a career day on Saturday April 21, 2012. Interested engineers and business savvy professionals will get the chance to see what the company’s like and possible join their ranks. Just coming back from a visit there (View the details here about my trip to Scaled Composites), it’s great to know that myself and the 15 other University of Michigan students that visited helped to critique the new interview system that Scaled will most likely be using on their Career day! Very cool!

Read below for more details on the upcoming Career Day!



On Saturday April 21, 2012, Scaled Composites, LLC will open its hangar doors to give job seekers of all backgrounds the chance to talk to our employees, see some of our unique aircraft, and potentially have the chance to join our team.  The Career Day and Open House will occur from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM; qualified applicants should come prepared to talk one-on-one with Scaled employees.  This is a chance for us to get to know you, for you to show us what you are passionate about, and for us to learn how you might fit into our company.  Fly or drive out with a resume, examples of your work, bottled water, sun protection, and be ready to find out what it means to have “FUN” at work.
Please RSVP with attached resume to, subject line “Career Day.” Scaled Composites is looking for qualified applicants in the following categories.  Visit our careers page for further details.

Avionics Engineer
Composite Fabricator
Composite Structural Analyst
Composites Design Engineer
Data Analyst Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer
Materials and Process Engineer
Mechanical Design Engineer
Program Business Manager (PBM)
Program Business Analyst (PBA)
Domain/Software Administrator (IT)

Please note, Scaled Composites, LLC will consider applications and resumes from U.S. Citizens only; Scaled Composites, LLC does not offer foreign employee (H1) visa sponsorship. Scaled Composites, LLC does not offer internships at this time.
Event Location/Details

Mojave Spaceport
Hangar 78
1624 Flight Line
Mojave, CA 93501
10:00AM – 2:00PM

This event coincides with Plane Crazy Saturday Fly-in and Static Display, a Mojave Transportation Museum Event. Please visit the Mojave Museum Website for more information.

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