Back to the Future: Airships Then and Now
Thursday, February 16 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Alberta Aviation Museum
11410 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, Alberta


Guest speaker Dr. Grant Cool, Cheif Operating Officer of Hybrid Enterprises LLC, will provide an introduction to Hybrid Airship Technology, its benefits and advantages, disruptive opportunities and applications for remote operations in Canada, and the future of global transportation.


Speaker Neil Taylor, Alberta Aviation Musuem Historian, will talk about the history of airship development through the early experimental years, conflict in the First World War, the golden age of airships between the wars, and their eventual decline in usage up to the early 1960s. Particular attention will be given to airship use in the Arctic.


Members $8, Non-Members $10
Doors open at 6:30pm
Light refreshments will be included!

Dr. Cool is the Chief Operating Officer of Hybrid Enterprises LLC, the worldwide exclusive reseller of Lockheed Martinís Hybrid Airships. Prior to the establishment of Hybrid Enterprises, Dr. Cool was the operations subject matter expert for Lockheed Martin on the development of its Hybrid Airships. Dr. Cool was also the President and Chief Engineer of Kivalliq Marine Exploration in Canada, an Arctic and Antarctic marine exploration, survey and logistics company that served many governments and large mining and oil & gas companies. Dr. Cool is a Professional Engineer and holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering in spacecraft design, and a BASc in engineering from the University of Toronto.


Neil Taylor currently acts as a historian for the Alberta Aviation Museum and is the editor of the Museumís historical publication Ė In Formation. He is also actively involved in researching the contributions of Canadian service men and women during the Second World War. Prior to his volunteer involvement with the Museum, Neil worked in various management positions with a variety of departments in the Government of Alberta and the University of Alberta. An avid golfer, Neil is determined to shoot his age at some point in his life although he concedes he might have to live to 100 in order to accomplish that.