Author of the Month: Gary Fogel
Local author Gary Fogel will discuss ballooning pioneer Park Van Tassel. His eccentric life’s journey took him around the world and secured his rightful place among the prominent aerial exhibitionists of his time. Gary B. Fogel is an adjunct professor of aerospace engineering at San Diego State University and the CEO of Natural Selection, Inc., a computer science company in San Diego. He is also the author of Quest for Flight: John J. Montgomery and the Dawn of Aviation in the West, The Torrey Pines Gliderport, and Wind and Wings: The History of Soaring in San Diego. Dr. Fogel is an IEEE Fellow and Associate Fellow of the AIAA. Having established national and world records in aeromodelling, he is also a Fellow of the Academy of Model Aeronautics.