Soaring in Southern California is Subject of Next Inland Empire Aviation Roundtable
Dr. Gary Fogel, CEO of Natural Selection, Inc. in San Diego, will be the guest presenter for the upcoming Roundtable event and discussion that will focus on Southern California’s unique heritage in gliding and soaring. The special presentation will highlight sport aviation and the importance of preserving significant sites so that these unique pieces of aviation history can continue to be appreciated by future generations.
Dr. Fogel has an extensive background in, and passion for, aerospace – silent flight in particular. He earned a Ph.D. in biology from UCLA, is a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and serves as editor-in-chief of the journal BioSystems. Along with many other accolades, Dr. Fogel has established 11 world records and more than 40 national records for model airplanes, and has written three aviation history books. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Aviation Historical Society (AAHS).
To complement the “Soaring in Southern California” Roundtable discussion, March Field Air Museum has a Schweizer TG-2 Training Glider on exhibit along with several large-scale remote-controlled sailplanes, all of which will be available for viewing as part of the evening’s program.
The March Field Air Museum is located alongside Interstate Highway 215 at Van Buren Boulevard, just south of downtown Riverside and adjacent to March Air Reserve Base. For more information about the Roundtable or Museum in general, please call 951-902-5949 or visit www.marchfield.org.