The Lone Star Aero Club
NOT be meeting as a group this month.

We will get together via a
online from the comfort of your home.

We will be using the app to conduct our virtual meeting.
It's is available for all platforms, PC, Mac, iPad and Android.

So please download the app and log on to the
meeting at 7PM on Thursday, March 4th.

April 1st, 2021
at 7:00PM

Jim Hirsch
Air Tractor AT-802U

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Jim Hirsch, President and CEO of Air Tractor, Inc., is our presenter for the month of April. After being born in Bryan, Texas on 30 August 1959 and having some intervening experiences, he started and ran a small business specializing in industrial equipment sales and service from 1981 to 1986.

Earning a
B.S. in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University by 1991 paved the way for him to join Air Tractor as a project engineer in 1992, and his significant projects and responsibilities included design and certification lead. He became an FAA structural and electrical Designated Engineering Representative (DER) in 1999, was promoted to vice president of engineering in 2003, and was appointed president of the company in February 2011.

Current and former memberships include the
National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA), National Agricultural Association Research and Education Foundation, Texas A&M University Aerospace Engineering Advisory Board, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association board member, and Southwest ESOP Association board member/officer. Jim has also been given the 2001 NAAA Related Industry Award and Falcon Award.

Jim holds private pilot, SEL instrument, and A&P mechanic licenses and enjoys flying, hunting, boating, and racing.

The topic for this month’s presentation is the
Air Tractor AT-802U, the militarized version that includes armor for the engine and cockpit and structural reinforcement for the additional weapons payload.
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A reminder that we video
record most lectures
and make DVD copies available
for only $20.00 per copy.

If you would like to purchase a previous lecture DVD, please notify our videographer Bruce Hutter by phone or email with your request.

If you would like to purchase a DVD of a past meeting,
here is a complete list.

Contact Bruce Hutter by e-mail at
or call him at (817) 903-1283.