Please join the Black Aviation Airline Pioneers (BAAP) for Delta Air Lines Day as part of the Monthly Speaker Series. The August 17th’s Aviation Speaker Series presentation is unique because the speaker’s presentation represents only one portion of “Delta Day 2019.” In addition to the scheduled speaker’s presentation from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, but from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to speak with a plethora of Delta professionals representing numerous departments of Delta Air Lines.
For August’s Speakers — Delta’s AMT’s Hugh Johnson and Cedric Morris. These gentlemen are two of Delta’s finest Aviation Maintenance Technicians. Cedric Morris is a 14-year Delta B-757 aircraft specialist who travels the world addressing issues involving the B-757. Hugh Johnson is also a 14-year veteran, he is responsible for the assembly of over 15 engines per month, with a cost of roughly 5-50 million dollars per engine. As you can see, in addition to the presence of Delta pilot professionals, Flight Attendants, Mechanics as well as the Department of Diversity and Inclusion, this is one Aviation Speaker Series event you will not want to miss.
After 5 years, and numerous Speaker Series presentations, Saturday, August 17, at 11:00 a.m. is very likely, going to be the best we have ever had at the Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center. Therefore, not only should you personally attend, but you should also invite leaders of your organizations, your coworkers, your friends, and family members, as well.
Please join BAAP and ACE in welcoming Dr. Norman Elliott who grew up in New York City. He graduated from the Brooklyn Technical High School, a magnet school concentrating on the engineering sciences. He attended the US Air Force Academy and graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
He was assigned to Laughlin AFB where he obtained his pilot wings. He was then sent to Cam Rahn Bay Vietnam to fly as an HC-130 Combat Rescue pilot. After 13 months in Southeast Asia, his next assignment was to fly WC-135s with the Weather squadron in Northern California and the later to fly WC130s in the same squadron as a “Hurricane Hunter”. During this time, he was accepted to medical school and therefore left the active duty Air Force to attend Yale University Medical School. In his off time while there he continued to fly C-130s for the Air Force Reserve.
He obtained his medical degree in 1979. After a residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University and a Gastrointestinal fellowship at University of Alabama in Birmingham, he practiced gastrointestinal medicine as a partner in Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates from 1986 until this year when he retired. During his time in private practice he has been a clinical assistant professor in medicine at Morehouse Medical School and Emory School of Medicine. He had served on the Emory Healthcare Board for 2 years. He had continued his service with the Air Force as a member of the Alabama Air National Guard obtaining the rank of Brigadier General. For 24 years he was a team physician for the Major League Baseball Atlanta Braves with the last 5 years as the head team physician retiring in 2016.