Created by House Bill 292, which was passed by the Ohio General Assembly and signed by Governor Kasich on
June 17, 2014, the Committee brings together members of the aerospace and aviation community from industry leaders,
military representatives, academic experts, and state government officials. The goal of the Committee is to develop
a singular, focused, statewide strategy that will unite often disparate segments of the aerospace and aviation
community, and ensure that Ohio’s already rich aerospace and aviation legacy will lead the nation for years to come.
Chairman Bill Beagle, along with OAATC legislative members Senator Sean O’Brien, Representative Rick
Perales, and Senator Joe Uecker review OAATC applications before appointing non-legislative
members at the June 6, 2017 meeting.
Chairman Bill Beagle leads a panel discussion of industry leaders including (L-R): Greg Morris, GE Advanced
Manufacturing;Dr. Janet Kavandi, NASA Glenn Research Center; Jack Blackhurst, Wright Patterson Air Force
Base; and Dr. Douglas Terrier, NASA Chief Technologist, during Ohio Aerospace Day 2017 held in the Atrium
of the Ohio Statehouse.
Chairman Beagle and legislative members kick-off the first full OAATC meeting of the 132nd General
Assembly at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Youngstown, Ohio on June 16, 2017.
OAATC members listen intently as Colonel Dan Sarachene, commander of the 910th Airlift Wing,
Youngstown Air Reserve Station briefs the committee on the history and capabilities of the
station on June 16, 2017.
Adjutant General, Major General Mark Bartman provides an in-depth look behind the Ohio National
Guard at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station at the June 16, 2017 OAATC meeting.
Chairman Bill Beagle and Committee Secretary and host, Senator Sean O’Brien present Colonel
Dan Sarachene, commander of the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station with a
President’s Letter from the Ohio Senate on June 16, 2017.
Chairman Bill Beagle and Senator Uecker discuss Ohio’s aerospace involvement in national defense
after completing a tour of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station on June 16, 2017.
Senator Sean O’Brien and Representative Rick Perales discuss aerospace and aviation while enjoying
the Thunder Over the Valley Air Show at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station on June 16, 2017.
Chairman Bill Beagle shakes hands with Lieutenant Colonel Jason Heard, commander and leader of
the United States Air Force Thunderbirds at the Thunder Over the Valley Air Show at the Youngstown
Air Reserve Station on June 16, 2017.
Chairman Bill Beagle and OAATC members and staff, as well as Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler and Ohio
Senate Minority Leader, Senator Kenny Yuko pose for a picture in front of an F-16C with members
of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds.