The Tennessee Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics presents a luncheon meeting Thursday, April 18th



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The Tennessee Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics presents a luncheon meeting

Thursday, April 18th, 11:00-12:30

at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Room H-111 (maps attached)

with a presentation by Dr. Richard Hallion

Air Dominance: The Enduring Requirement”



Lunch will be served at 11:00 AM followed by the lecture at 11:30. Lunch will be a buffet with Roasted Turkey, Penne Pasta Italian Sausage, Roasted Potatoes, Buttered Corn, Salad, and Desert.
The cost for lunch is $5.00 per person for AIAA members and $10 for nonmembers, payable at the door.
AIAA Young Professionals will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with Dr. Hallion during lunch.
Please RSVP by 4:00 pm, Wednesday, April 10th to Dustin Crider, dustin.crider@arnold.af.mil, 931-454-3457.

Lecture Abstract

Since the advent of the military airplane, seizing and controlling the air has been of crucial importance. With control of the air, all other missions are possible; without control of the air, all other missions are compromised and endangered. This talk examines the evolution of air dominance warfare, including the history of fighter aircraft development, defensive and offensive fighter strategy and tactics, the evolution of ground-based air defense threats (particularly surface-to-air missiles), and examines the current challenge of waging effective air operations in the emerging era of 5th Generation and Double-Digit SAMs. Combat experience and lessons learned are presented from a variety of conflicts and crises in which air dominance proved of crucial importance, or crucially lacking.


Speaker Biography

Dr. Hallion received a BA in 1970 and a Ph.D in 1975, both from University of Maryland. He also graduated from the National Security Studies Program for Senior Executives, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1993.


He was the Curator of Science and Technology, National Air and Space Museum, 1974-1980; the NASA Contract Historian, and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Maryland, 1980-1982; the Air Force Historian at Edwards AFB, Wright-Patterson AFB, Andrews AFB, and the Pentagon, 1982-2004; the Senior Advisor for Air and Space Issues, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force 2004-2006; the Special Advisor for Aerospace Technology to the Air Force Chief Scientist, 2006-2008; the Senior Advisor, Commonwealth Research Institute/Concurrent Technologies Corporation, 2007-present; the Vice President, Earth Shine Institute, 2009-present; and a Research Associate in Aeronautics, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2010-present.
Dr. Hallion is the author of: 13 books; 12 monographs and special studies; 31 chapters; numerous articles, essays, and presentations; and the editor of 6 books.
He is a Fellow of AIAA, RAes, and the Royal Historical Society; and a member of the Air Force Association; the Association of Naval Aviation; the United States Naval Institute; the International Test and Evaluation Association, the National Defense Industrial Association; the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies; the American Aviation Historical Society; and the Society for the History of Technology.
Maps to UTSI


As you drive into the academic building circle, H-111 will be on the end of the building on your right.



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