Hobson Featured Speaker at Experimental Aircraft Association Event

Eric Hobson headshot

Dr. Eric Hobson, professor of English, recently served as the featured speaker for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 2019 kick-off dinner in Knoxville, TN. His presentation was titled, “Demonstrating Aircraft’s Value to Science in Extreme Settings: The Matto Grosso Expedition (1931),” and explained the role the expedition’s aircraft played in the expedition’s success.

He also discussed the part the aircraft played in establishing aircraft as essential tools for geographic, archaeological, and ethnographic exploration.