Adam Smith, Vice President, Experimental Aircraft Association Inc
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Experimental Aircraft Association Inc
3000 Poberezny Road
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54902
United States

Company Description: EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world's most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA's 177,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Curator
    National Museums of Scotland

Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma , Museum & Gallery Studies
    University of St Andrews
  • Bachelor , Modern History
    University of Leeds
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Web References
Aero Vintage Books: 2004 B-17 News
www.aerovintage.com, 8 Jan 2014 [cached]
The EAA Museum Director, Adam Smith, stated: "The video shows the whole landing sequence in great detail. As had been reported by the crew, the airplane executes a normal approach and the touchdown is very smooth. As the landing roll out is completed, the tailwheel is unlocked and a severe shimmy is evident right away. A couple of seconds later, just as the airplane is beginning its turn to texit the runway, the right main undercarriage collapses followed almost immediately by the left."
The press release goes on to state that "close scrutiny of the tape indicates that the gear was not 100 percent fully extended on both sides. Smith stated: "On at least one side the downward travel of the gear appears to have stopped slightly short of the normal position."
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www.midwestflyer.com, 2 Dec 2012 [cached]
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Former EAA VP Named VP At AOPA Posted onSeptember 28, 2012bymwflyer
FREDERICK, MD - Adam Smith, former vice president of membership at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), has been named senior vice president of the newly created Center to Advance the Pilot Community at the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA). ... Continue reading →
AIR SPORTS INTERNATIONAL
airsports.fai.org, 7 Mar 2001 [cached]
Smith Named EAA Airventure Museum Director
Adam Smith, whose extensive museum and aviation experience includes five years as Curator at the National Museums of Scotland, has been named Director of the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh.
In his previous position, Smith was responsible for the operation and development of Scotland's national museum of aviation, which contained more than 50 historic aircraft and a collection of 30,000 aviation-related items.At the EAA AirVenture Museum, he will direct staff and programs involved with more than 100 display aircraft, plus numerous programs and activities.
"The EAA AirVenture Museum is in excellent hands with Adam Smith," said Greg Anderson, Executive Vice President of the EAA Aviation Foundation.
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As curator for the facility, Smith helped build attendance from 26,000 yearly visitors in 1996 to 87,000 in 2000, making the museum the fasting-growing visitor attraction in Scotland.
Smith was instrumental in establishing the Festival of Flight, which in three years became Scotland's largest civilian air show.The event earned the museum a Scottish Thistle Award - the nation's highest tourism award - in 1999, marking the first time a museum was honored in the more than 80 previous winners of the award.
In addition, Smith guided several significant projects for the museum, including a $5 million program and fundraising campaign; restorations of a Supermarine Spitfire and a Bristol Blenheim; installation of environmental monitoring systems for the facility; and digitalization of key museum records, among other projects.
"I was attracted to EAA by the world-class reputation of the museum and the organization," Smith said."It has many similarities to the Museum of Flight in Scotland - both places tell the entire story of flight and a have very strong educational mission at the heart of their work.I'm looking forward to bringing my own training, skills and experience, as well as my love of history, to the EAA AirVenture Museum."
Smith received a bachelor's degree in modern history from the University of Leeds in England, with special emphasis on World War I. He did postgraduate work at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, focusing on theory and practice of Museum operations.Smith was active in the Guild of Aviation Artists and with tourism boards in Scotland.In 1998, he was presented to Queen Elizabeth II as a national "Young Achiever" in the field of museums.
Smith holds a Private Pilot certificate and is part-owner of a Piper L-4 Cub.Smith also has aircraft building experience, having assisted on a Starduster Too project.
The EAA AirVenture Museum is located just off Highway 41 at the Highway 44 exit in Oshkosh.
Adam Smith, Senior Vice ...
www.aopa.org, 23 June 2013 [cached]
Adam Smith, Senior Vice President, the Center to Advance the Pilot Community
Adam Smith Born and raised in northern England, Adam obtained degrees in modern history and museology from the University of Leeds, England and the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Prior to relocating to the USA he managed the Scottish National Museum of Flight, located on a historic airfield near Edinburgh. While there, he learned to fly in a World War II Piper L-4.
Adam worked for the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh from 2001 until 2012 where he oversaw the operation of the EAA AirVenture Museum, aircraft operations, youth education programs, membership programs, Chapters and publications. He also organized the program of features and attractions at the annual AirVenture fly-in.
He recently joined AOPA as senior vice president of the Center to Advance the Pilot Community. The Center has been created to stop the slow, steady decline in the number of certificated pilots in the United States and seek ways to stimulate growth.
Adam currently owns a Cessna 180 and a clipped-wing J-3 Cub, and is building a replica of a World War I Sopwith Pup using original plans.
Smith to lead AOPA ...
www.aopa.org, 9 Feb 2013 [cached]
Smith to lead AOPA Center to Advance the Pilot Community - Sept. 4, 2012
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Adam Smith, Senior Vice President, the Center to Advance the Pilot Community
Adam Smith Born and raised in northern England, Adam obtained degrees in modern history and museology from the University of Leeds, England and the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Prior to relocating to the USA he managed the Scottish National Museum of Flight, located on a historic airfield near Edinburgh. While there, he learned to fly in a World War II Piper L-4.
Adam worked for the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh from 2001 until 2012 where he oversaw the operation of the EAA AirVenture Museum, aircraft operations, youth education programs, membership programs, Chapters and publications. He also organized the program of features and attractions at the annual AirVenture fly-in.
He recently joined AOPA as senior vice president of the Center to Advance the Pilot Community. The Center has been created to stop the slow, steady decline in the number of certificated pilots in the United States and seek ways to stimulate growth.
Adam currently owns a Cessna 180 and a clipped-wing J-3 Cub, and is building a replica of a World War I Sopwith Pup using original plans.
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