GPS Luncheon – Combat Contrails: Vietnam – Thursday May 11, 2023


Join us on Thursday, May 11, at 11:30 a.m., at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge located at 11551 Trask
Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92843. The subject of the presentation is “Combat Contrails: Vietnam”
presented by William B. Scott, former Rocky Mountain Aviation Week and Space Technology Bureau Chief.

Bill will discuss the experiences of US combat pilots in Vietnam through their own stories of what they endured. Some harrowing, some violent, and more than a few, downright amusing, but all of them fascinating. Hear the stories that they shared with a fellow pilot who will now share them with us.

Please join us to hear about authentic war-time experiences in and over Vietnam. William B. (Bill) Scott is a full-time author and consultant. He retired as the Rocky Mountain Bureau Chief for Aviation Week & Space Technology, following a 22-year career with the international magazine. He also served as Senior National Editor in Washington, and in Avionics and Senior Engineering Editor positions in Los Angeles. He covered advanced aerospace and weapons technology, business,  flight testing and military operations, wrote more than 2,500 stories for the magazine, and received 17 editorial awards. Bill is a Flight Test Engineer (FTE) graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and a licensed commercial pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings. In 12 years of military and civilian flight testing, plus evaluating aircraft for Aviation Week over 22 years, he logged approximately 2,000 hours of flight time on 81 aircraft types. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University-Sacramento.

The Elks Lodge has a “no mask” policy right now. You will order meals from the regular Elk’s menu.
Please contact Tim Brown at (562)287-4846 or to make reservations. We need to know by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the day before our lunch, whether you are going to attend so that we may inform service staff for set up.

Please let me know whether you intend to attend so we have the right number of place settings.
Tim Brown
Commanding Officer
(562) 287-4846


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