Erasemo's presentation will focus on Convair's futuristic seaplane fighter designs, in particular the XF2Y series of delta wing research seaplane fighters. The San Diego based company was a recognized leader in the industry and a favorite of its main customer, the U S Navy. In the post war years, the company developed very unique and risky designs; and set the Convair company apart from its competitors. The role of the company on the U S Navy strategic plans will be explored as well; and the Sea Dart features, construction and testing of the aircraft will be discussed. Lessons learned, when applicable, will be explored.
Mr Pinero graduated from the University of Florida in 1984 , with a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering. In 1997 he was awarded a Master degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Following his graduation from the University of Florida, he joined the United States Navy, where he became a Naval Flight Officer serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt. As a naval aviator, he accumulated over 800 hours of flight time in the operation of twelve different naval aircraft. After leaving military service in 1991, Mr Pinero worked at Sikorsky Aircraft as a designer and structural engineer. In 1999 he joined Pratt & Whitney as a test engineer responsible for testing the engines destined for the X-35, and eventually, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program.
His desire to continue engine testing work on the Joint Strike Fighter program brought him to Texas in 2002 and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. where he spent ten years working in the field of engine integration, engine testing, F-35 flight testing, and air combat simulation.
Mr Pinero is currently at Bell, assigned to technical lead position as a Propulsion Test Engineer, responsible for engine flight support on programs such as the Bell V-22 and V-280 tilt-rotors.
U.N.T. HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
3500 CAMP BOWIE BLVD
FORT WORTH, TEXAS
IF LOST CALL 817- 905-1889
From I-30W go North on Montgomery Street to Camp Bowie Blvd. Turn Right onto Camp Bowie, proceed one block and turn left onto Clifton Street then immediately turn left into the University's Parking Lot. Drive to the end of the lot and turn left. Go to the south end of the building and park.
Enter building's second floor through the glass doors and walk around the room to the elevators. Take an elevator down to the first floor and a docent will greet you and lead you to the meeting hall.
THIS IS WHAT THE A-12 MODEL LOOKED LIKE BEFORE IT WAS MOVED TO MEACHAM AIRPORT, FORT WORTH