Tuesday, February 16, 2016

David Morgan North, a Dynamic Speaker, Remarkable Aviator and Former Editor-In-Chief of AV WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Dear Silver Wingers and Friends,

Join us on Thursday, February 18th for our Speakers Events Serie featuring David Morgan North.  David is a "pilot's pilot" who has had a remarkable career, is highly respected in the aviation industry, and has agreed to join us and share his experiences as an aviator as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the acclaimed publication Aviation Week & Space Technology.

David's experiences range from action in Viet Nam to flying with Pan Am, and include his becoming the editor of the  highly respected Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine.  His address on February 18th will include his passion for flight and his experiences with the Mig-29, the Su-27, and the B-2 bomber; in addition to some terrific flying stories and an evaluation of some of the most current fighters and the recent changing in air war tactics...

Silver Wings Over Washington

President: VADM Robert Dunn, USN (Ret.); Vice-President: MG Joe Anderson, USMC (Ret.); Treasurer/Secretary: R.N. Jurgenson

Our mission is to provide an educational foundation that inspires, advocates, and fosters a venue for learning through aviation, and includes our younger generation, and a forum for networking among members and colleagues with notable speakers and camaraderie across the board. 
"What's Past is Prologue"

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The January 2016 Silver Wings Speakers Events Serie
is scheduled for
THURSDAY, February 18, 2016
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Our distinguished featured speaker


David Morgan North
Former  Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology
A Global Expert in the art of Aviation Communication 
and an Eclectic Aviator

David North, our upcoming speaker, is an aviator with a vast, diverse range of aviation and piloting experience acquired during a remarkable career. His experiences range from action in Viet Nam to flying with Pan Am, and include his becoming the editor of the outstanding Aviation Week Magazine. David will address his passion for flight including his experiences with the Mig-29, the Su-27, and the B-2 bomber; in addition to a few terrific flying stories and an evaluation of some of the current fighters and the recent changing air war tactics...

Mr. North retired from Aviation Week & Space Technology in August of 2004 after serving as Editor Emeritus. He established David North Aerospace Consultants in early September.

North was promoted to Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology in September 1995.  In that position, he established the editorial policy and strategic direction for the magazine from the Washington Bureau.

In his prior position, David North was Managing Editor of the magazine from 1987 through 1995.  He oversaw the administration, editorial guidance and budget of a staff of more than 40 people.  His responsibilities included managing the magazine's art department, desk operations and production based in New York as well as the foreign bureaus in Hong Kong, Paris, London, Russia and Japan.

David North is an active pilot and in 1990 became the first Western pilot to fly both the Soviet Su-27 and MiG-29 fighters.  Pilot reports were written on both aircraft.  More recently, he flew the French Rafale, the Saab Gripen, Boeing Super Hornet and the Bell/Boeing V-22. In addition, North has flown over 140 types of aircraft, including the F-15, B-1B and B-2 bomber with the U.S. Air Force, the F-16 with the Norwegian Air Force, the Viggen with the Swedish Air Force and the F/A-18 and T-45 with the U.S. Navy.  Other aircraft flown include the Israeli Lavi, the Airbus A320, A340 and A380, the Boeing 757, 767 and 777 and almost all the trainers and corporate jets now operational.

From 1967 to 1976, North worked as a pilot/flight engineer for Pan American World Airways and traveled extensively in South America, Europe and the Far East.

North served as a Navy attack pilot from 1957-1967 aboard the carriers USS Intrepid and USS Saratoga.  He flew 107 combat missions in McDonnell Douglas A-4s in South and North Vietnam in 1966 and made a total of 510 carrier landings during two tours in U.S. Navy squadrons.

He also spent three years as an Assistant Professor for the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

He received his Master of Science Degree in Communications Theory from Rensselaer and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.


Editor-in-Chief: 1995-2004                                               
Managing Editor: 1987-1995
Washington Bureau Chief: 1986-1987
Senior Military Editor: 1986-1986
Senior Business Flying Editor : 1979-1985
Transport Editor: 1976-1979

David is also known for his contribution to "Ultimate Dogfighting" (1998) and for "Air Superiority: the U.S./Soviet Fighter Matchup".

Posts by David North

by David North in From The Archives Mar 26, 2015

Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Gripen (1999)

In 1999, Aviation Week's then Editor-in-Chief reported on the capabilities of the Saab Gripen. Read his pilot report....More
by David North in From The Archives Feb 27, 2015

Pilot Report: Flying The Embraer 170 (2003)

Former Editor-in-Chief Dave North wrote pilot reports on more than 120 aircraft during his career at Aviation Week. His visits to Embraer began in....More
by David North in From The Archives Feb 25, 2015

Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Lockheed Martin U-2 (1999)

In 1999 Aviation Week's former Editor-in-Chief reached the highest altitude he had ever flown, in a U-2. Read his pilot report....More
by David North in From The Archives Jan 14, 2015

Pilot Reports: Mikoyan MiG-29 and Sukhoi Su-27 (1990)

In 1990 Aviation Week's former Editor-in-Chief became the first American pilot to fly the Su-27 and the first journalist to fly the MiG-29. Read his....More
by David North in From The Archives Jan 08, 2015

Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Northrop Grumman B-2 (1995)

In 1995 Aviation Week's former Editor-in-Chief became the first civilian pilot to take controls of the stealth bomber. Read his pilot report....More


About Silver Wings Over Washington Fraternity
SWOWF is comprised of a dedicated group of remarkable individuals 
who have pioneered, excelled and contributed to the world of aviation.
We encourage our group to introduce and educate our youth to the noteworthy
exploits and achievements of our members and notable speakers.
We host prominent speakers who present contemporary and historical
topics relating to both  military & civilian aviation, test pilots, and aerospace.

      
Agenda for Thursday, February 18, 2016
2016 Silver Wings Speakers Events Serie

Site:   Army Navy Country Club, 703.521.6800
          East Gate: 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
          West Gate: 2400 South 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22204
          Complimentary Parking
Area:  Fort Richardson Room, 3rd Floor
Cost:  $38, pre-pay or pay at the entrance
Date:  February 18, 2016
11:00  Doors Open, Networking Time
11:50  Pledge of Allegiance
11:55  Blessing
12:00  Exquisite plated entree and dessert served
12:55  SWOWF President VADM Robert Dunn introduces the Speaker
13:00  Speaker: David Morgan North
13:45  Questions from the Audience
14:00  Conclusion of the 2016 January Speakers Events Serie

Note: We need a firm count by Monday,11:59pm, February 15, 2016 for the Army Navy Country Club. The ANCC charges for each walk-in an additional $4 per person, so save the ANCC fee and RSVP via email to R.N. Jurgenson, starfleet@starpower.net.

For inquiries phone # 917.334.1526.

    Membership Dues ($25) may be paid on February 18th, or mail to our Treasurer: R.N. Jurgenson, POB 20101, Washington, DC 20041

Join us on February 18th. Let's have a great turn out!


  Respectfully,

   Ron
Ron David
rondavid@gmail.com
Silver Wings Over Washington
Ex-Officio


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Col. John T. Manclark, USAF (Ret.) will reveal details about this remarkable covert operation "Red Eagles, America's Secret MiG Squadron"

Silver Wings Over Washington
President: VADM Robert Dunn, USN (Ret.); Vice-President: MG Joe Anderson, USMC (Ret.); Treasurer: R.N. Jurgenson; Secretary: Chuck Clopton

Our mission is to provide an educational foundation that inspires, advocates, and fosters a venue for learning through aviation for the younger generation; a forum for networking among members and colleagues with outstanding speakers and camaraderie across the board. "What's Past is Prologue"

The July 2015 Silver Wings Speakers Events Serie
is scheduled for
THURSDAY, July 23rd, 2015

Our distinguished featured speaker
Col. John T. "Jack" Manclark, USAF (Ret.)
Will reveal details about this fascinating covert operation
"Red Eagles, America's Secret MiG Squadron"



About our speaker

Col. John T. "Jack" Manclark, USAF (Ret.)

John T. Manclark, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director of Test and Evaluation, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for all policy, resources and oversight of developmental and operational testing, and is the focal point for foreign materiel acquisition and exploitation.

Mr. Manclark entered the Air Force and was commissioned in 1969 through Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He completed undergraduate pilot training in 1970 and numerous tours in tactical aviation as a flight commander and operations officer. Mr. Manclark later served as Commander of the 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron. He completed two staff tours, first as Chief of Aircrew Assignments at Headquarters Tactical Air Command, and later as Chief of the Policy and Programs Division within the Directorate of Test and Evaluation at Air Force headquarters. Mr. Manclark retired from active duty as a colonel in 1994 and entered the Senior Executive Service in 1995.

EDUCATION
1968 Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, University of Dayton, Ohio
1976 Master of Science degree in management, Troy State University
1982 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1989 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. April 1969 - April 1970, student, undergraduate pilot training, Randolph AFB, Texas
2. April 1970 - October 1970, student, T-38 instructor training, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
3. October 1970 - August 1973, T-38 instructor pilot, 3500th Flying Training Squadron, Reese AFB, Texas
4. August 1973 - January 1974, student, F-4 Replacement Training Unit, George AFB, Calif.
5. January 1974 - June 1974, F-4 pilot, 435th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Ubon Royal Thai AFB, Thailand
6. June 1974 - January 1975, F-4 instructor pilot, 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Udorn Royal Thai AFB, Thailand
7. January 1975 - September 1978, flight commander, 313th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Hahn Air Base, West Germany
8. September 1978 - January 1979, student, F-5E Aggressor training, Nellis AFB, Nev.
9. January 1979 - January 1982, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 527th Aggressor Squadron, Royal Air Force Station Alconbury, England
10. January 1982 - June 1982, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
11. June 1982 - January 1985, Chief of Aircrew Assignments, Directorate of Personnel, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, Va.
12. January 1985 - November 1985, operations officer, 64th Aggressor Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev.
13. November 1985 - November 1987, Commander, Project Constant Peg, 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev.
14. November 1987 - June 1988, Assistant Director for Operations, 57th Fighter Weapon Wing, Nellis AFB, Nev.
15. June 1988 - June 1989, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
16. June 1989 - May 1990, Chief, Warfighting Analysis Division, Directorate of Plans, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
17. May 1990 - January 1995, Chief, Operational Test and Evaluation Division, Directorate of Plans, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
18. January 1995 - January 1998, Deputy Director of Test and Evaluation, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
19. January 1998 - present, Director of Test and Evaluation, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Flight hours: More than 3,500
Aircraft flown: T-38, F-4C/D/E, F-5E and MiG-21

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Air Force Association
International Test and Evaluation Association


Two USAF F-5Es flanking a MiG-17and MiG-21 of 
the 4477th Tactical Evaluation Squadron



















Agenda Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
2015 Silver Wings Speakers Events Serie
Thursday, JULY 23rd, 2015

Note: As per membership request we will start earlier.
Please RSVP online: starfleet@starpower.net
   
           East Gate: 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
           West Gate: 2400 South 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22204
           Parking: Complimentary Parking
Area:   Fort Richardson Room, 3rd Floor
Cost:   $36.00, pre-pay or pay at the entrance
Date:   THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015
10:30   Doors Open, Networking Time
11:00   Pledge of Allegiance
11:05   Blessing
11:10 Selected plated entrée and dessert served
11:55 VADM Robert Dunn
12:00   Speaker: Col. John T. Manclark, USAF (Ret.)
12:45   Questions from the Audience
13:00   Conclusion of the 2015 July Speakers Events Serie

Note: We need a firm count by Tuesday, 10am, July 21st for the ANCC.  
Walk-ins are welcome; however, the ANCC charges for each walk-in an additional $4 per person, save the ANCC fee and RSVP now.

We are looking forward to your RSVP

Please submit online: starfleet@starpower.net

Respectfully,

R.N. Jurgenson
SWOWF
starfleet@starpower.net

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Join us on May 21st and meet Col. "Snake" Clark - "A True Visionary"

Silver Wings Over Washington
President: VADM Robert Dunn, USN (Ret.); Vice-President: MG Joe Anderson, USMC (Ret.); Treasurer: R.N. Jurgenson; Secretary: Chuck Clopton

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Our mission is to provide an educational foundation that inspires, advocates, and fosters a venue for learning through aviation for the younger generation; a forum for networking among members and colleagues with outstanding speakers and camaraderie across the board. "What's Past is Prologue"

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The May 2015 Silver Wings Speakers Events Serie
is scheduled for
THURSDAY, MAY 21st, 2015
Our distinguished featured speaker
Col. James G. "Snake" Clark, USAF (Ret.)
Member of the Senior Executive Service,
Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Innovation,
Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
will update and enlighten us about the impact of the
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 

Predator
A Personal History
by "Snake" Clark

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U.S. Air Force

U.S. AIR FORCE

Col. James G. "Snake" Clark, USAF (Ret.)

Mr. Clark entered the Air Force and was 
commissioned in 1973 through the Catholic 
University of America ROTC program. 
He completed undergraduate pilot training 
in 1974. He holds a senior air weapons controller 
rating. Mr. Clark has served in a variety of 
operational and staff positions in Europe, South 
Korea and at the Pentagon. He is one of the Defense Department's leading experts in the 
fields of mission planning, commercial imagery, 
UAV applications, and computer modeling and 
simulations.He invented the world's first 
deployable  commercial imagery downlink 
system -- Eagle Vision. Mr. Clark also developed 
and fielded the Remotely Operated Video 
Enhanced Receiver (ROVER), which became 
the number one consumer of RPA video. In 
addition, he has contributed to the Falcon 
View mission planning tool, a component of geospatial awareness across the DOD. 
Mr. Clark retired from active duty in the rank of colonel in 2001. He was designated 
Senior Leader in 2001, and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2009. 


EDUCATION

1973 Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, 
         Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 
1979 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. 
1983 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar

1984 Master's degree in international relations, Troy State University

1988 Air War College

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. October 1973 - November 1974, student, undergraduate pilot training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
2. November 1974 - February 1975, student F-4 Replacement Training Unit, MacDill AFB, Fla.
3. February 1975 - February 1976, base foreign training officer, 1st Tactical Fighter Wing, 

MacDill AFB, Fla.
4. February 1976 - February 1977, operations officer, 71st Tactical Air Control Flight, MacDill 

AFB, Fla.
5. February 1977 - March 1978, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, Detachment 2, 

621st Tactical Control 
Squadron, Mangil-San Air Station, South Korea
6. March 1978 - July 1981, Flight Commander and Chief, NATO Tactical Fluid Control Course, 

527th Tactical 
Fighter Training Aggressor Squadron, Royal Air Force Alconbury, England
7. July 1981 - December 1982, Chief, Tactical Air Control Training Branch, Headquarters U.S. 

Air Forces in 
Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
8. December 1982 - July 1983, operations officer, Warrior Preparation Center, Einsiedlerhof Air 

Base, West Germany
9. July 1983 - August 1985, Chief, Command and Control Communications Countermeasures 

Combat Education Branch, Kelly AFB, Texas
10. August 1985 - October 1989, Chief, Joint/Tactical Wargaming Branch, and Chief, USAF 

Mission Planning Systems, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
11. October 1989 - April 1993, Chief, Combat Simulation Division, and Chief, Operation 

Requirements Division, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
12. April 1993 - April 1998, Executive Assistant for Modeling, Simulation and Eagle Vision to 

the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. April 1998 - March 2001, Director, Office of Modeling and Simulation, Office of the Assistant 

Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
14. March 2001 - January 2002, Technical Director, Simulation and Integration, Office of the 

Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
15. January 2002 - April 2003, Director, Quick Reaction Combat Support, Deputy Chief of Staff 

for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
16. April 2003 - April 2008, Technical Director, Simulation and Integration, Air Force Combat 

Support Office, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, 
Washington, D.C.
17. May 2008 - March 2009, Technical Director, Simulation and Integration, Intelligence, 

Surveillance and Reconnaissance Innovations Directorate and Unmanned Aerial Systems Task 
Force, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters 
U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
18. April 2009 - September 2012, Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance 

Innovations, Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
19. October 2012 – October 2013, Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance 

Interoperability, Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
20. October 2013 - present, Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Innovation, 

Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
National Reconnaissance Office Medal for Superior Service
National Man of the Year Award, Air Force Association
Jimmy Doolittle Fellow Award, Air Force Association (2)
Citation of Honor, Air Force Association (2)
Moody Suter Lifetime Achievement Award for Modeling and 
Simulation, Headquarters U.S. Air Force
General John R. Galvin Excellence Award, U.S. Air Forces in 
Europe/U.S. Army Europe
Laurels Award, Aviation Week and Space Technology
French Legion of Honor
Distinguished Senior Professional Presidential Rank Award
Hawaii Distinguished Service Order


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About Silver Wings Over Washington
Our Silver Wings Fraternity is comprised of a wonderful group of remarkable individuals 
who have pioneered, excelled and contributed to the world of aviation. We encourage 
members to bring friends, guests, and introduce young people to the noteworthy exploits
and achievements of our distinguished members and speakers. In the past we have 
hosted prominent speakers who presented both contemporary and historical topics 
relating to aviation, space, and a variety of military accomplishments. For up to date 
information visit our web blog www.silverwingsoverwashington.blogspot.com

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Agenda for Thursday, May 21st, 2015
2015 Silver Wings Speakers Events Serie
   
           East Gate: 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
           West Gate: 2400 South 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22204
           Parking: Complimentary Parking
Area:   Fort Richardson Room, 3rd Floor
Cost:   $36.00, pre-pay or pay at the entrance
Date:   FRIDAY, MAY 21st, 2015
1100:   Doors Open, Networking Time
1150:   Pledge of Allegiance
1155:   Blessing
1200: Selected plated entrée and dessert served
1255:   President Bob Dunn introduces the speaker
1300:   Speaker: Col. James G. "Snake" Clark, USAF (Ret.)
1345:   Questions from the Audience
1400:   Conclusion of the 2015 March Speakers Events Serie

Note: We need a firm count by Monday, 8pm, May 18th for the ANCC.  The ANCC 
charges for each walk-in an additional $4 per person, so save the ANCC fee 
and RSVP with us.

Join us on Thursday, Ma​y 21st, 2015 and let's have a great turn out!

Respectfully yours,



​Ron
Ron David
Silver Wings Over Washington