Speaker Series

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The Museum's free Speaker Series offers in 2022 its 20th year of presenters covering a wide range of aviation and space topics.  The Series begins in April and continues through November on the first Monday of each month at 7pm, except when that  day is a federal holiday.  These presentations, held at the Lockheed Martin Auditorium, 2323 Eastern Blvd in Middle River, MD are FREE and open to the public. A photo ID is required for entry into the facility.. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

 2022 Speaker Series

April 4 - 7 PM - Erin Miller - Author of Final Flight Final Fight: My grandmother, the WASP, and Arlington National Cemetery

May 2 - 7 PM - Gustavus McLeod -

“A pilots journey of self discovery - Solo to The North Pole”

June 6 - 7 PM - Stan Piet - GLMMAM founder and Archivist

July 11 - 7 PM - Tom Jones -  Astronaut and Author - “Back to the Moon—How, When, and Why” 

Dr. Jones' July talk will coincide with a possible launch window for the SLS/Orion “Artemis 1” mission, sending an uncrewed Orion capsule around the moon for a couple of weeks.  Dr. Jones will share an overview of the plans to return Americans to the Moon, what we might see with the Artemis 1 mission, and the plans for the first piloted landing mission of the 2020s…will it be American or Chinese?

August 1 - 7 PM - Rodney Jones -The legacy of the International Air Association as one of the first African American owned and operated air carriers operating out of MSA.

Postponed until April 2023
September 12 - 7 PM - Regina Wirtanen Buker - Skytrain Pilots: Unsung Heroes of D-Day
 More Information         Biography

October 3 - 7 PM - Robert Ferrier & Team discussing Rocket To Venus

Discover the story of two best friends who follow the century-old trail of a mysterious Baltimore rocket builder and the spaceship he built in his Hampden garage that would rocket him to Venus.  Presentation includes a preview of the film.

November 7 - 7 PM - Jimmy Mathis - Record Flight Across the US

Mathis presents his journey as a 16 year old in 1994 flying a record making solo flight from Ocean City, MD to CA.

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    Directions to the  2019 speaker series:

             Lockheed Martin Auditorium
                 2323 Eastern Boulevard,

                  Middle River, MD 21220

Travel I-95 north to Rt 43 and exit, turning right onto Rt 43. 

Continue until the road ends at Eastern Blvd.


Turn right on Eastern Blvd.

Get into the left lane.


Turn left at the light after Wilson Point Road (convenience store here)


Turn right into the first parking lot and head straight ahead towards the large administration building where the Speaker Series auditorium is located. 

Past Speakers

World War I

William Armstrong   Maryland in WWI


World War II

Nedda Thomas    Hump Pilot (Flying the Hump) 

Rick Beyer             Ghost Army of World War II

Dr. Roger Miller    Berlin Airlift 1948-1949

Bob Dorr                Mission to Berlin

Bernie Sledzik       Battle of the Bulge

Jerome Beser       Radar Operator Lt. Jacob Beser

Ellis Woodward    Combat School, Flying Hell

Amy Nathan          Yankee Doodle Gals

Jack Burkert          Baltimore’s Big Three Industries

Tom Culbert          PanAfrica 1941

Maureen O’Prey    Allied women in WWII 

Patrick Weadon   "Battle of Midway" 

Wolfgang Samuel "German Boy, my story of survival in WWII and                                      the postwar years." 

Kevin Grantham    The Development of the Fisher P-75A 

Chuck Trainor     The Battle of Midway                                

Martin Airplanes

Jack Breihan​              The Martin 202, Martin's Biggest Mistake

Dr. Roger Miller         Billy Mitchell and Martin Planes

Norman Augustine   Martin Aviation History

Stan Piet                     Martin Aviation History

Leon Shulman           B-26 Pilot

Stan Piet                     The Seamaster and Martin Seaplane

Stan Piet                      The Glenn L. Martin Story - 1910 - 1960s

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Stan Piet   "The Seamaster and Martin Seaplane"


Tom Jones                    Next Earth

                                        The Astronaut

                                        Panel on Pluto Project

                                        Human Space Exploration

                                        Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM)

                                        Mining the Skies

                                        Charting a Course in Space

                                        Near Earth Objects

                                 Apollo 11 mission, “One Giant Leap'

                                   Space shuttle stories

Don Thomas                 The Day a Woodpecker Attacked the Space Shuttle

Dr. Michael Stanford    Last Rockets to the Moon

Massimo Stiavelli         James Webb Space Telescope

Cheryl Reed                  DART Project

Jason Kalirai                  Hubble Space Telescope


Mike Scassero              University of Maryland

Aaron Harrington       Aberdeen Proving Ground

Belinda & Terry Kilby   Elevated Element

Misc. Aviation Themes

Al Pollard                        Martin State Airport

Donna Suwall                 The 99's

Carl Bobrow                   Gen. George Owen Squier, Military Aviation Pioneer

Barry Lanman                 Recipients of the Distinguished Flying Cross

Susan Maule                   Women Airline Pilots

Vic Kilkowski                   Maryland Air National Guard

and Guy Walsh 

Susan Loricchio              The Golden Age of Aviation

Philip Allen                      Volunteer animal transport pilot

Captain Jeff Long         Helicopter pilot for WJZ TV 

Peter Plostins                  Computational modeling and testing of aerospace system 

Tom Jones                       Nuclear Bomber Down: The Cold War Comes to 1964  Maryland Jane Toskes                  Air Race Classic          

Ernie Snowden             The Winged Brothers

Past Zoom Speaker Videos
  • The Battle of Midway - On Monday, February 1, 2021, as a virtual presentation, speaker Chuck Trainor, presented the Battle of Midway Midway.  Zoom Video
  • Mike Simon, National Electronics Museum
    Radar During the Vietnam Wa
    Zoom Speaker Series March 1, 2021on YouTube