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Meet the Presenters

Meet your presenters:

Unveiling the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope:

Dean C. Hines uses instruments aboard space telescopes to investigate active galaxies, quasars, stellar evolution, and the formation and evolution of planetary systems, including our Solar System. He obtained a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics and astrophysics from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a member of the Instrument and Science Team for Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope, and then on the Instrument and Science Team for the Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS) aboard the Spitzer Space Telescope. Dr. Hines is currently an Observatory Scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute where he is a member (and former Team Lead) for the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI), which was launched aboard the James Webb Space Telescope in December 2021. He has co-authored more than 190 contributions in astronomy and astrophysics appearing in peer-reviewed journals.

Nine Principles of Light Airplane Flying:

Rich Stowell took his first flying lesson in 1982 and began his career as a full-time flight instructor specializing in spin, emergency maneuver, and aerobatic training in 1987. He is a recognized subject matter expert in loss of control in light airplanes, the 2014 National FAA Safety Team Rep of the Year, and the 2006 National Flight Instructor of the Year. A 20-year Master Instructor, Rich is a Charter and Life Member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, and a 35-year member of AOPA, EAA, and IAC. He has logged 10,200 hours of flight time with 9,100 hours of flight instruction given, 34,700 spins, and 25,700 landings.

Billy Winburn is the current Founder and President of Community Aviation, which is currently developing scenario-based simulation courses for the Redbird AATD family of flight simulators. Billy Winburn attended Wake Forest University School of Business.  He is a native of Savannah, GA and a current resident of Alexandria, VA.  An instrument rated very active private pilot, Billy recently flew from Maine, to Florida and back recording the East Coast IFR Experience program with Doug Stewart.

Michael Phillips is an experienced Aviation Educator with more than forty years as a Certified Flight Instructor and holds a seven times Master Instructor Accreditation.   He is a factory trained instructor for Columbia 400, T240, a Bonanza certified BPPP instructor, a factory trained and certified instructor in the EPIC LT and mentor pilot in the Epic E1000.  Michael is a Team member of Wright Aviation Services, offering transition and recurrent training in PIPER M-type aircraft.  A Board member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, he also serves as the Accreditation Coordinator for the Master Instructor Continuing Education Program and Managing Partner and Chief Flight Instructor for Aviation Simulation Training Center.

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