May 2023 School Visits

Bayshore’s 7th grade class came to visit Ames on May 26th 2023. This was the second year in a row where SFBAC sponsored Bayshore’s visit, providing the students with a bus to bring them to and from their school, as well as snacks and lunch.

The field trip included a tour of the 80×120 foot Wind Tunnel.

Ice Cream Social 2023

The SFBAC continues its tradition of hosting an ice cream social at Ames during the summer. The event provides interns that opportunity to connect with each other and Ames personnel. We held the event on July 26th and everyone raved about how good the ice cream was!

Manor School Field Trip

VFS sponsored Manor School from the Ross Valley School district for a field trip to visit Ames. The 3rd grade class made a stop by the NASA meatball for a photo op, visited the 80 x 120 Ft Wind Tunnel, and got a tour of Future Flight Central. At the end of the day, we encourage students to keep learning, be curious, and set their eyes on the stars and aim high!

SFBAC Connects with SJSU Student Chapter

The SJSU Student Chapter recruited new members on Admissions day with the help of Michelle Dominguez. The students hosted a series of presentations illustrating the multitude of research avenues of vertical flight.

SFBAC – SJSU Joint Technical Seminar: Design of a Search and Rescue Helicopter for Mount Everest by Dr. Seyhan Gul and Dr. Ravi Lumba.
VFS Board members and speakers at the first SFBAC – SJSU Joint Technical Seminar: Design of a Search and Rescue Helicopter for Mount Everest by Dr. Seyhan Gul and Dr. Ravi Lumba.
Board Members of SFBAC VFS and VFS DBVF Technical Chair presenting How to Start a VFS – Student Chapter at SJSU Spartan Admitted Day.

March 2023 School Visits

Natasha Schatzman went on an outreach tour in March representing NASA and the San Fransisco Bay Area Chapter Vertical Flight Society. She engaged young students in California and Georgia with NASA’s effort in vertical flight. The next-gen students got a head start on the next generation of aviation and air transport.

Natasha visited students in Morgan Hill, CA, Valdosta, GA, and Monroe, GA throughout the first three week of March. 

Board of Directors 2023-2024

President: Sarah Conley
Vice President: Stephen Wright
Secretary/Treasurer: Gary Fayaud
Technical Chair: Shannah Withrow-Maser
Arrangements Chair: Kristen Kallstrom
Publicity Chair: Michelle Dominguez
Membership Chair: Luke Battey
Community Outreach Chair: Athena Chan
Webmaster Chair: Nikos Trembois
Members-at-Large: Mickey Radotich, Lauren Weist