Upcoming Programs

Program, Tuesday, July 9th–Systems Engineer and author Earl Boebert discusses how changes in corporate governance and culture over the past two decades have made the world a more dangerous place. His talk covers the organizational factors that contributed to the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, the loss of the steamship El Faro, and the Boeing 737 MAX failures. Join us for “Catastrophes:  Commonalities in Three Examples.”

Earl Boebert is a retired Senior Scientist at Sandia National Labs. Prior to joining Sandia, he was the technical founder and Chief Scientist of Secure Computing Corporation. Before that, he was a Senior Research Fellow at Honeywell. He has spent over 50 years building and analyzing complex systems. He is a National Associate of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and he is a co-author of Deepwater Horizon:  A Systems Analysis of the Macondo Disaster, published by the Harvard University Press.

No Program, Tuesday, August 13th–The Annual Coronado Thunderbirds Picnic and review of the 2020 Board of Directors candidates.


These programs are part of the Coronado Thunderbirds General Monthly Meetings, which are held at the Mountain View Club on KAFB. Social time begins at 11:00 am, when you may purchase a meal for $10.00 per person. The business portion of the meeting starts at Noon, then the program begins afterwards.