Hill Aerospace Museum hosts ‘Plane Talk’ series

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill AFB will host a plane talk series featuring speakers related to the heritage of Hill Air Force Base, the United States Air Force, other military branches, and many other subjects related aerospace and the defense industry.

Plane Talk takes place on Saturdays at 1 p.m. in the newly renovated museum auditorium. The series is open to the public and admission is free.

Guests will speak on the following topics:

March 17

Presenter Tom Fitzgerald served in the Army Air Corps during World War II from 1943-1945. During that time, Fitzgerald worked as a flight line mechanic on the P-47 Thunderbolt in the European Campaign. He worked in seven different air fields following General George Patton.

March 24

Mike Fuller has been with Orbital ATK for 12 years and is currently working in business development, responsible for NASA programs. Fuller’s responsibilities include NASA’s Space Launch System booster, NASA Evolvable Mars Campaign along with Deep Space Habitats, and other SLS-related activities.

Fuller also spent seven years working in research and development for thermal protection and ultra-high temperature materials before becoming a thermal protection systems lead for Ares I first stage rocket motor.

For more information, call Robb Alexander, Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah executive director, at 801-825-5936 or email robbalexander@aerospaceutah.org.