Today we welcome New Members Peter and Hanni Hamel of Germany. Peter is a co-author (with Gary Park) of The Learjet History:Beginnings, Innovations and Utilization.
It is a great pleasure and honor to being accepted as a new member of the Kansas Author Club. Although I am an engineer in Aeronautics for decades, I started loving airplanes from my very early years in the city of Hamburg.
After my career with the Technical University Braunschweig, the Hamburger Flugzeugbau (formerly Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm and now Airbus) and finally for another thirty years as director of the Institute of Flight Systems Technologies of the German Aerospace Research Center in Braunschweig, I decided to share my aeronautical engineering experience to the following generation. So, I authored and edited the book “In-Flight Simulators and Fly-by-Wire/Light Demonstrators” (https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-53997-3).
Since then, I published and authored together with my transatlantic colleague and dear friend Gary Park the book “The Learjet History” (https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-06031-1) which was widely welcomed not only in the Wichita environment.
I would like to attach a photo of my wife Hanni and I, taken in a holiday mood (see enclosure). Hanni gave me the patience and care I needed for my peace of mind while writing the two books.
Thank you again for welcoming us.
The Hamels will be part of District 5.