Oklahoma
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MEETINGS

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OPA holds monthly dinner meetings the first Thursday of every month (with some exceptions; check our Calendar on this site) at the C.E. Page Building at Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City (see map at left).  Distinguished guest speakers present educational and safety related programs at the monthly dinner meetings.   Visitors are welcome!

Dinner is $13 per person and payable by cash or check at the door.  Social gathering starts at 6:30pm;  dinner is served at 7:00pm; presentation usually starts around 7:30pm. Dinner is not required.

Please email Roger Walton (below) with reservations.  Indicate if dinner is desired.


OPA hosts monthly FlyAways to interesting destinations for lunch or dinner and other activities.  We like to fly, and we like to eat!


Our meals catered by:

For RESERVATIONS and more information regarding monthly meetings contact:

Roger Walton

dinner@opa.link    Preferred (expect an auto reply),   

        OR

(405) 219-5149    (Please leave a message)

 

JUNE DINNER MEETING


Thursday - June 6


Glenn Freeman

Manager at The Boing Company


Social 6:30 pm; Dinner 7:00 pm



After serving in the US Marine Corps and being deployed to the Middle East in support of Desert Storm, Glenn was medically discharged in December 1991, due to a leg injury. Afterwards, he was accepted to Washington State University; where he graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He began working with The Boeing Company in 1996.

From 1996 to 1998, Glenn worked as a Systems Engineer on the F-22 Raptor program; determining from the design drawings how many spares of each part would be required over the lifecycle of the F-22, because Boeing owns roughly one-third of the aircraft. Glenn worked closely with the Logistics Supply Agency (LSA) as he developed prediction models for various parts of the fighter, in order to determine the frequency of part failures and the probability of such failures.

After leaving the F-22 program in 1998, Glenn moved to the Oklahoma City area where he worked on the B-1B bomber's Avionics Flight Software and the Avionics Integrated Test Function (AITF) areas. This software function was responsible for the self-diagnostic capability resident on the plane, in which errors would be reported back to the crew in real-time for situational awareness.

In 2001, Glenn began supporting the Weapon Delivery software function for the B-1B during which time he became one of the senior systems engineers in that area. Glenn frequently travelled to Edwards AFB, CA, to support the ground testing for the B-1B.

In 2003, Glenn began his work on the B-2 program as the software systems engineering lead. He was part of a small team of engineers who traveled to Washington in 2003, to learn everything about Boeing's software portion of the B-2 in order to transition the software program from Seattle to Oklahoma City. The team spent four months in Seattle immersed in the B-2 program with the idea of bringing back as much knowledge as possible to begin an OKC-based team.

Glenn continued as the software systems lead for another 8 years, until he was promoted to the Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead Engineer. As the IPT Lead, he had overall technical responsibility for the Boeing software onboard the B-2 bomber. In 2013, he accepted a management position in the same area and now runs the B-2 software area for Boeing. On the B-2 platform, Boeing has the responsibility for the weapons, the bomb bays, the fuel management system, and the simulation.

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