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Tour of F/A-18 Manufacturing Line - OC Chapter Mtg

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM (PDT)

Tour of F/A-18 Manufacturing Line - OC Chapter Mtg

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Special Guided Tour of

Navy and Marine

F/A-18 Super Hornet

Manufacturing and Assembly Line

Please join us on Thursday, October 3, for very special presentations and a tour of the F/A-18 Super Hornet manufacturing and assembly line in El Segundo.




7:00 am: Check in begins.  All attendees MUST bring a photo ID.

                All foreign nationals MUST bring either their ACTIVE  

                residency card OR passport with them on the day of

                the tour.  

7:30 am: Participants escorted to briefing room and breakfast.
7:50 am: Program begins, welcome, company overview
8:10 am: Approximately, tours begin.  We will see: 

               -- Composite manufacturing center: Where the  

                   company's state-of-the-art composite components

                   are produced. 

               -- F/A-18 assembly line

9:00 am: Tours end and adjournment

9:15 am: All participants will have exited the facility. 



The F/A-18 Super Hornet 


The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a twin-engine carrier-based multirole fighter aircraft variant based on the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. The F/A-18E single-seat and F/A-18F tandem-seat variants are larger and more advanced derivatives of the F/A-18C and D Hornet. The Super Hornet has an internal 20 mm gun and can carry air-to-air missles and air-to-surface weapons. Additional fuel can be carried in up to five external fuel tanks and the aircraft can be configured as an airborne tanker by adding an external air refueling system.

The Super Hornet first flew in 1995. Full-rate production began in September 1997.


Northrop Grumman


Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American global aerospace and defense technology company formed by the 1994 purchase of Grumman by Northrop . The company was the fourth-largest defense contractor in the world as of 2010.  Northrop Grumman employs over 75,000 people worldwide. Its 2010 annual revenue is reported at $28 billion. Northrop Grumman ranks No. 72 on the 2011 Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations and ranks in the top ten military-friendly
employers. It has its headquarters in West Falls Church, Virginia.

(above descriptions drawn from Wikipedia)
October 3, 2013 Meeting


  • Click here for a map showing you the meeting location and where to go after you park (Lobby of Building 203).
  • Everyone must be escorted on and off the property.  We cannot promise you will be able to join the meeting if you arrive after 7:30am.  Once the tour starts, you will not be able to leave until the tour is complete.     
  • Photo id's (driver's license or passport) are required at check-in.
  • Non-US citizens are welcome.  All foreign nationals HAVE to bring either their ACTIVE residency card OR passport with them on the day of the tour. 
  • Because this is a secured facility, no pictures can be taken, cellphones used, or any recordings made inside the facility, including where networking will take place.  Please leave all cameras, personal computer devices, AND CELLPHONES in your car..
  • The meeting will consist of a presentation and a 45-minute tour.   
  • The tour is limited to 40 people.  We will be splitting into 2 groups and will take the 2 portions of the tour separately.  Each group will start at the same time and then switch to the other portion of the tour half way through.  Tour guides will be provided for each tour who can answer questions along the way.  The tours will include about 45 minutes of walking. 
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes highly recommended.  
  • Please let us know in advance of any attendee
    with mobility issues so arrangements may be made. 
  • Parking is free.  
  • A light continental breakfast will be available starting at 7:30AM. 
  • Bring a business card - they will be duplicated and everyone will get a copy of all attendees' cards. . 
  • Because of the large number expected to attend, introductions will be minimal - your name, company, industry, and a 5 word "elevator speech".  We encourage you to be creative!
Event Info
Thursday, October 3, 2013

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Building 203,

813 Hornet Way

El Segundo, CA  90245



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When & Where

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Building 203
813 Hornet Way
El Segundo, CA 90245

Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM (PDT)

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