Los Angeles Alumni Event

A future wolverine enjoys her time in a plane.

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On a sunny June Saturday in Los Angeles, alumni from across the University joined the College of Engineering’s dean, David C. Munson Jr., and the Aerospace Department’s chair Dan Inman for an afternoon of camaraderie to celebrate the Aerospace Department’s 100th anniversary.

Held at the Western Museum of Flight at Zamperini Field in Torrance, alumni snacked on Michigan’s own Faygo soda pop and Better Made potato chips while hearing from the dean and the afternoon’s guest speaker, retired Marine Colonel Charles Quilter Jr., who spoke of his experience in the military and made a strong case for increased hands-on pilot training. Alums were then treated to a 20-minute coastal ride in an Antonov AN-2 “Big Panda” 8-passenger bi-plane.

All-in-all, it was a wonderful afternoon with family and friends, and everyone left with a full appreciation of all that our Aerospace Department’s alums have accomplished in the field of aerospace, and how their work has immeasurably improved our lives.

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