Ohio Representative Rick Perales (District 73) briefs Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) members on HB 292 and the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee. Guests included Ohio Representative Nan Baker (District 16 ); Gregory Robinson, Deputy Director, NASA John Glenn Research Center; Jeff Rolf, Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Council Chair, VP Commercial Airframe Programs, Parker Hannifin Corporation; and Michael Heil, President, OAI. For the 40+ attendees, the briefing was provided to update Northeast Ohio aerospace leaders, add insight from OAI member companies and move the State’s aerospace agenda forward.
The aerospace industry is built upon innovation and collaboration. Succeeding where others had failed, two innovative brothers from Dayton, Ohio, collaborated to achieve the world's first controlled, powered flight of a heavier-than-air machine 110 years ago. The Wright Brothers' accomplishment led to the growth of the modern aerospace industry.
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