I've debated for some time whether to start a blog of my own, and if so, what material I would cover - given my broad and sometimes eclectic interests in the world around me. On the one hand, I have had a lifelong fascination with all things aeronautical, which has led me to my career choice as well as shaping my reading habits. On the other hand, I have had an equally long interest in understanding world events, and surrounding Israel and the Middle East in particular.
So at long last, here it is: a little bit of both. Hopefully the menu bar will make the information easier to find and digest for those who are interested. On the aeronautical side, what I will be writing about will be primarily matters of science, engineering and history. To be clear, the opinions expressed here are my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of my employers, either past or present. To avoid any conflict of interest, there are a number of production programs still underway that I cannot comment on (so don't ask). There are, however, a variety of historical and scientific trends that should ably inform our opinions about the future. In terms of world events, my interests have been varied, so my posts may jump around a lot. I'll start from there and see how it goes.
With regard to my background, I have served as a designer, structures analyst, and engineering manager within the U.S. aerospace industry for the past two decades, working on a variety of civilian and military programs. I have participated in the design, development and support of the jet propulsion systems that power aircraft ranging from the Boeing 737 to the Airbus A380, and from the Boeing F-15 to the Lockheed F-35 - in addition to a number of next-generation technology programs. My past publication credits include articles in Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation History, and the Jerusalem Post Magazine, not to mention an upcoming book on Israel's Lavi fighter.