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Dinner price: $20/pp.
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Pablo Iscold is a CalPoly professor of airplane design. Pablo is not just any professor but a rather acclaimed one that designed aircraft that currently hold 9 world records (speed and time to climb), 5 US soaring records. He will be showing details of his work as Red Bull Air Race engineer and his contribution to the Steve Hinton world record with "Voodoo."
Air racing Champion, Steve Hinton Jr., set the record for speed in a highly modified P-51 Mustang "Voodoo" at a speed of 531.53 mph, the fastest speed ever achieved in the world for a piston engine propeller driven airplane. Hinton's official record falls within the sub-class for internal combusion engine planes with a weight of between 3,000 to 6,000 kg and eclipsed Will Whiteside Jr's previous mark of 318.01 m.p.h. achieved in 2017.
Dr. Paulo Iscold obtained his BA, MS, and PhD at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in Brazil. His undergraduate was in Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautical Emphasis. He had a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, developing a tridimensional panel code, and a doctorate also in Mechanical Engineering, developing flight path optimization techniques for parametric trajectories.
Since his early days studying aeronautical engineering, Dr. Iscold was mentored by Prof. Claudio Barros – a notorious airplane design professor in Brazil – and Mr. Joseph Kovacs – the designer of the renown EMBRAER Tucano, among others airplanes. For his undergraduate capstone paper, under the supervision of Prof. Barros, Dr Iscold designed his first airplane: the CEA-308, which he built during his Master Program. This airplane made its debut flight in Dec. 2001.
Read more background on our upcoming guest speaker, Pablo Iscold at this link.
As a museum, We are dedicated to the restoration and preservation of military aircraft, military vehicles and memorabilia to those who flew and worked on military aircraft. Our approach, however, is not to glorify conflict but rather to make a future generation aware of the fact our way of life does not come without sacrifice.
We honor and remember all who came before us and paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we enjoy today. Let us never forget.
Restoration crews have started to work on the Burma Jeep that was originally listed for sale a while back. Several of the volunteers expressed their interest in taking on the project and provided some funds so the board gave approval for the project. The scope of this project will be to produce a vehicle for outside display. It will be completed as a GTBC bomb service truck. The truck appeared to be in fairly good condition. The engine was started and ran well how ever the transmission and clutch have been under water for some time and are badly rusted. It was later found that the engine had problems with rust and coolant circulation. The cab and engine have been removed from the chase. The cab has been taken apart for repair and painting. While this will be a static display we hopefully will be able to drive it around the campus. In the pictures John Everett is working on the engine and a new volunteer, Steve Foss is working on the chase.
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Group members are getting a chance to be involved and learn new skills in aviation mechanics, maintenance and restoration during their time at Estrella Warbirds Museum. Brad Eaton, club sponsor/advisor, has so many reasons to be proud of the group members especially after seeing the results of his patience and dedication while working with the group. Another project finished and three members completed their private pilot's license!
This past month was a very active month for all the member of the Middle and High School Aviation Group at Estrella Warbirds Museum, as the pictures on the left will attest. Three members of the group completed training for their private pilot's license and Toni Moore had the hnors of "pinning on their wings" at the last monthly dinner meeting. Having completed the restoration of the rolling F-4 cockpit display, they spent much of the month learning new skills under the guidance of Brad Eaton and others, as they took on the restoration of a Stinson AT-19 Reliant which will become a static display when finished.
During the 80th Anniversary celebrations at Ft. Hunter Liggett, the youth group represented Estrella Warbirds Museum as they toured many of the special activities on display and got a chance to talk with visitors while manning the EWM vehicles which were on loan to the fort during the celebrations.
One of the more popular cars of the 1960's was the Ford Mustang. It's iconic design has lasted for decades. This rare 1964 1/4 Mustang Convertible was debuted at the World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Restored to its original luster,one can easily see why this vehicle was considered a "game changer" as both a sports, touring, performance and family car. Another fast incredible vehicle on display now is a 1939 Crocker "Small Tank" motorcycle. During 1939 and the early 40's, these rare (one of only 75?) built motorcycles were the fasted American built motorcycles of the era.