The Washington Airline Society meets at Sine Irish Pub & Restaurant in Arlington, Virginia.

Our luncheon meetings are usually held once a quarter (check schedule) on Saturday, starting at 11:00 AM.

Exact meeting dates and topics are subject to occasional change. Please refer to our Eye on the Sky newsletter for updated meeting information.


Past Meeting Topics


May 5 - How to Publish Your an Aviation Themed Book
Presenters - George Hamlin and Thomas Becher, WAS Members

March 23
- Freighters - Commercial Air Cargo Operations
Presenter - George Hamlin, WAS Member


2018

October 2018 - Canadian Boardrooms in the Sky
Presenter - Captain Jim Mason (retired), WAS Member

June 2018 - An Introduction to Flight Simulation
Presenter - Stefan Keller, founder, Supercritical Simulations Group (SSG)


2017

November 2017 - Trip to Air Mobility Command Muesum at Dover Air Force Base

October 2017 - Canadian Airline Development
Presenter - Captain Jim Mason (retired), WAS Member

June 2017 - Rail/Air Competition in the New York/Chicago Market 1945-1970
Presenter - George Hamlin, WAS Member


2016

October 2016 - A "C"serious Challenge
Presenter - Captain Jim Mason (retired), WAS Member

August 2016 - Fourth Annual Member's Picnic

April 2016 - ATOP at DFW


2015

November 2015 - Breaking Boeings, Douglases and Convairs
Presenter - Miguel Vasconcelos, WAS member

October 2015 - Cockpit Automation and Pilot Training Trends
Presenter - Captain Jim Mason (retired), WAS Member

February 2015 - What I Did on My Vacation
Presenter - Robin Dunn, WAS Member


2014

October 2014 - Reflections on a Career in Aviation
Presenter - Captain Jim Mason, WAS Member

September 2014 - TU-104 - First Jet Airliner to Provide a Sustained Successful Service
Presenter - Miguel Vasconcelos
, WAS Member

June 2014 - The 60th Anniversary of the Boeing 367-80 - Forerunner of the Boeing 707
Presenter - George Hamlin, WAS Member


2013

December 2013 - JetBlue Update
Presenter - Robert Land, Vice President of Governmental Affairs for JetBlue

October 2013 - Aircraft Engines - Then & Now
Presenter - Captain Jim Mason, Air Canada (ret.), WAS Member

September 2013 - What I Did on My Summer Vacation at JetBlue U
Presenters - Paul Greer & D. Plaza, WAS Members

July 2013 - ATOP at MCO

July 2013 - Fourth Annual Member's Picnic

May 2013 - Pan American Airways' 377 Pacific Ocean Ditchings: 1955-1957
Presenter - Miguel Vasconcelos, Aviation Inspector - FAA Aircraft Certification Service

April 2013 - 35th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon
Presenters - Bill Grella, George Hamlin, Roger Bentley, Aris Pappas

March 2013 - A Day in the Life of a Ramp Serviceman
Presenter - Bill Grella, WAS President

February 2013 - A Pictorial History of the Douglas DC-7
Presenter - George Hamlin, WAS Member

January 2013 - Annual Planning Dinner Meeting at the National Press Club
WAS Members


2012

November 2012 - History of (BEA) British European Airways
Presenter - Robin Dunn, WAS Member

October 2012 - Flight Planning
Presenter - Captain Jim Mason, Air Canada (ret.), WAS Member

September 2012 - Atlanta Hartsfield in the 1980's: Not just Delta and Eastern
Presenter - George Hamlin, WAS Member

July 2012 - Third Annual Member's Picnic

May 2012 - WAS Town Hall Meeting at the FAA
WAS Members

April 2012 - WAS Town Hall Meeting at the National Press Club
WAS Members

March 2012 - Photo Night
Presenters - WAS Members

February 2012 - "Old Man Winter Strikes"
Presenters - Ramp Training Department, United Airlines

January 2012 - The Boeing 727
Presenter - George Hamlin, WAS Member


2011

November 2011 - Remembering Ron Davies
Presenter - Robin Dunn, WAS member

October 2011 - Airline Safety - An Inside Look
Presenter - Captain Jim Mason, Air Canada (ret.), WAS member

September 2011 - Overview of Current and Planned Projects at BWI Marshall Airport
Presenter - Wayne Pennell, VP of the Maryland Aviation Authority & BWI / Thurgood Marshall Airport

August 2011 - WAS Goes to the Movies

July 2011 - Second Annual Member's Picnic

June 2011 - WAS Town Hall Meeting
Presenter - Terry Crouse, FAA Historian

May 2011 - 2011 Airline Industry Forecast
Presenter - George Hamlin, WAS member

April 2011 - Special Planning Meeting at the National Press Club

March 2011 - A Forecast on the Future of the Airline Industry
Presenter - Ron Davies, WAS Senior Advisor, Curator of Air Transport, NASM (retired)

February 2011 - Traveler Aid in DCA & IAD / My Favorite Photos
Presenter -Michael Ohring, Executive Director of Travelers Aid
Presenter - Ron Davies,
WAS Senior Advisor, Curator of Air Transport, NASM

January 2011 - Cancelled Due to Weather


2010

November 2010 - Airline Mergers: The Modern Era
Presenter- George Hamlin, WAS Member

October 2010 - Flying with the Hazard of Volcanic Ash
Presenter - Captain Jim Mason, Air Canada (ret.), WAS member

September 2010 - 40 Years of Aviation Photography, An Oral History
Presenter - George Hamlin, WAS member

August 2010 - Movie Night
Screening of "Flying Cheap", PBS Frontline documentary

July 2010 - First Annual Member's Picnic

June 2010 - Operations at Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Presenter - Steve Morgan, WAS Member

May 2010 - Fifty Favorite Pan Am Photo
Presenter - Kelly Cusack, WAS Member

April 2010 - High Speed Railroads and How They Have Affected the World's Airlines
Presenter - Ron Davies, WAS Senior Advisor, Curator of Air Transport, NASM

March 2010 - Year of Changes, Washington Dulles International Airport Update
Presenter - Chris Browne, Airport Manager of Washington Dulles International Airport

February 2010 - State of the Aircraft Industry - Explaining What Has Happened and Ways of Predicting the Future
Presenter - Dr. Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice President of Avitas, Inc.

January 2010 - The A320 - A History of Airbus' Best Selling Family
Presenter - Simon Pickup, Director of Business Operations for Airbus North America


2009

November 2009 - Finding the Friendly Skies: Creating Airline Meteorology in the Interwar United States
Presenter - Roger Turner, Guggenheim Fellow, NASM
& Ph.D. Candidate in History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

October 2009 - Arik Air - The Wings of Nigeria
Presenter - Captain Jim Mason, Aviation Consultant & Air Canada (retired)

September 2009 - Siberia Via Aeroflot
Presenter - Ron Davies, WAS Senior Advisor

August 2009 - Movie Night
Screening of the 2001 Australian movie "The Dish" (40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11)

July 2009 - Summer Fun
Presenter - Manuel Knight, WAS Member

June 2009 - BWI Operations
Presenter - James Walsh, Deputy Executive Director of Finance and Marketing at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

May 2009 - History of Pan Am
Presenter - Kelly Cusak, WAS Member (link to his website)

April 2009 - Frankly Speaking - Reflections on A Career with the Airlines
Peg Frank and Sedge Moss, WAS members interviewed by Marc Wojno

March 2009 - Northern Exposure - Classic Prop Airliners in Alaska
Presenter - Ralph Pettersen, WAS member

February 2009 - What's New at JetBlue?
Presenter - Rob Land, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs - JetBlue Airways

January 2009 - Convair 880 & 990
Presenter - Marc Wojno, WAS President 2008


2009

November 2008 - Deregulation at 30
Presenters - WAS Members & Guests Roundtable Discussion

October 2008 - The Legend of the Gimley Glider - A Firsthand Account
Presenters - Captain Jim Mason & Captain Robert Pearson, Air Canada (retired)

September 2008 - Working for That Wonderful Airline - TWA
Presenter - George Hamlin, WAS Member

July 2008 - Direction of Air Transport in the 21st Century
Presenter - Ron Davies, Curator of Air Transport NASM

June 2008 - Operation Skyshield
Presenter - Roger Mola, Aviation Journalist

May 2008 - Aircraft Engines: Drivers of the Airline Industry
Presenter -
Jeremy Kinney, Curator of Aircraft Engines NASM

April 2008 - The Third Jet Era: The Airbus A380 & WAS 30th Anniversary
Presenter - Simon Pickup, Director of Business Operations, Airbus–Americas

March 2008 - Role of Airports in Starting Airline Service
Presenter - Mark Treadaway, Metro Washington Airports Authority (MWAA)

February 2008 - Saudia Arabian Airlines
Presenter - Manuel Knight, WAS Member

January 2008 - TU-144 Soviet Flyer
Presenter - Marc Wojno, WAS President


2007

November 2007 - Winter Wonderland
Presenters - Bud Nusbaum & Bob Yarko, United Airlines

October 2007 - Flying the Convair 580
Presenter - Captain Al Minich, Midwest Express

September 2007 - The Potomac Consolidated TRACON Story
Presenter - Randy Horner, FAA

July 2007 - What was Your First Commercial Flight Experience?
Presenters - WAS Members

June 2007 - Come Take a Ride on the Hindenberg
Presenter - Cheryl R. Ganz, Curator of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum

May 2007 - Pan American History
Presenter - Thor Johnson, Former Pan Am Vice President

March 2007 - The History and Future of BWI
Presenter -
Paul Shank, Deputy Executive Director, Facilities Development & Engineering, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Aviation Administration

February 2007 - A Brief History of (Airline) Time
Photos from George Hamlin's collection on www.jetphotos.net

Presenter - George Hamlin, WAS Member

January 2007 - The Jumbo Jet Revolution Part 2: 1980 to Today
Presenter - Marc Wojno, WAS President


2006

November 2006 - Something Special in the AAir
Presenters - Karleen Hagan and Captain Steve Wyble, American Airlines

October 2006 - My Personal Air Canada Fleet Favorites
Presenter - Captain Jim Mason, Air Canada

September 2006 - Plane Palette
Presenters - WAS members

August 2006 - Here Comes Ted!
Presenter - Bill Grella, WAS Vice President

July 2006 - The NAMC YS11
Presenter - Roger Bentley, WAS Founder

June 2006 - Douglas Commercial Complete 1933 – 2006
Presenter - Robin Dunn, WAS President

May 2006 - Members Annual Slide Extravaganza
Presenters - WAS Members

April 2006 - British Airways – An Airline and Its Aircraft Vol. I
Presenter - Ron Davies, Curator of Air Transport NASM

March 2006 - Imperial Airways – Video History
Presenter - WAS member

February 2006 - Rescuing Airliner Print and Media History
Presenter - Steve Rhodes, Founder, RareAviation.com

January 2006 - Changes In Aircraft Manufacturing and Its Impact on the US Economy
Presenter - Dr. David Pritchard, Founder and Publisher, Pravco Aviation Review


2005

November 2005 - The Wonderful Wide Body
Presenter - Marc Wojno, WAS Member

October 2005 - The Vickers Type 1000
Presenter - Robin Dunn, WAS President

September 2005 - The Pride of Piedmont
Presenter - Frank Elliott, Winston-Salem,NC based journalist

August 2005 - Chicago O'Hare Airport - Expansion Plans
Presenter - D. Plaza, WAS Member

July 2005 - Icelandair: Trans-Atlantic Pioneer
Presenter - Debbie Scott, Manager of Communications & Media Relations for the
Americas, Icelandair

June 2005 - The Airline No-One Knows - UPS
Presenter - Mike Burris

May 2005 - Laker’s Secret Weapon: The Carvair
Presenter - Niall Booth

April 2005 - The Lockheed Constellation
Presenter - Ralph Petersen, WAS member

March 2005 - The The Plane of Tomorrow?
Presenter - Ron Davies, Curator of Air Transport NASM

February 2005 - The Embraer 190 - JetBlue's Regional Jet of Choice
Presenter - Al Spain, JetBlue Airways

January 2005 - The DC-9
Presenter - Robin Dunn, WAS President


 


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