November 2023 Newsletter

President’s Report

The end of the year big happening is coming up December 6. It’s our Holiday Charity Luncheon. Diane Bennett and daughter Cathy Bennett are working hard planning the event at The McCormick Hotel. This newsletter has a Luncheon flyer. RSVP to Diane Bennett by November 29.

Our November 1 meeting featured speaker was Matt Greenman, Program Director of the HTF 7000 growth engine programs family. Matt started with some history HGRC News 2 November 2023 on the TFE731, that was certified in 1972 before he was born. 13,000 of these engines have been produced. It was the first geared turbofan propulsion engine in spite of what Pratt Whitney says about their “GTF.”

Today’s business aircraft are growing in size and the HTF 7000 is for Super Mid-Size and Large Cabin
versions. The goal of the Large Cabin aircraft is a range of 4200 nautical miles, speed of Mach 0.9. Board member Dave Oman arranged this speaker. We had 28 attendees for this meeting.

All speakers get the opportunity of selecting a non-profit local charity for a $100 donation in their name and Matt chose St. Mary’s Food Bank.