This Month's Meeting

President's Message

December 2019 General Meeting


Thursday, December 19, 2019


Protocol Restaurant
6766 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221

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6:00 PM - Cash Bar
7:00 PM - Dinner - $25.00 per person

If James Clendenin Reddig (1907-1993) had ever written an autobiography, the title might well have been "Heck, I was there." After graduating in 1929 with an Aeronautical Engineering degree from MIT, Jim Reddig's career crossed paths with many early aviation notables, including Grover Loening (Columbia University's first Aeronautical engineering graduate and an early employee of Orville Wright), Roy Grumman, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. At Fleetwing Aircraft he designed the Seabird, a beautiful stainless steel amphibian with looks decades ahead of its time. Jim finished his career at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, working above the Top Secret overhead reconnaissance programs not declassified until years after his death.

A 1978 recipient of the AIAA Niagara Frontier Section's Aerospace Pioneer Award and 2016 inductee into the Niagara Frontier Aviation and Space Hall of Fame, Jim Reddig's career seems impossible to have been accomplished by only one man.

Join us this December when Jim's son, Alan Reddig, Eastman Kodak retiree and RIT lecturer, uses stories and pictures to share his father's amazing life.

This meeting is our Annual Scholarship Fundraiser, so please bring a gift or gift basket for our Chinese Auction. We will conduct the drawing during the dinner and the winners names will be posted on a board so you can pick up your winnings on the way out.

Lt. Col. Mark Ables
89th President, Aero Club of Buffalo


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