AAG Announcements!

AAG Employees Receive NESC Honor Awards

Congratulations to Bruce Jackson and Jesse Couch on receiving the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) Engineering Excellence Award!

The NESC Engineering Excellence Award honors individuals for making significant engineering contributions, developing innovative approaches,
and ensuring appropriate levels of engineering rigor are applied to the resolution of technical issues in support of the NESC mission.

NESC Honor Awards are given each year to NASA employees, industry representatives, and other stakeholders for their efforts and
achievements in engineering, leadership, teamwork, and communication. These awards formally recognize those who have made
outstanding contributions to the NESC mission, demonstrate engineering and technical excellence, and foster an open environment.

Jesse, Bruce, and AAG appreciate the opportunity to work with the NESC on important, challenging, and interesting engineering problems.

Jesse was presented his award by NESC Director Timmy Wilson and NESC Chief Astronaut Mark Vande Hei.
Bruce was unable to attend the award ceremony but please check out AAG’s Team Page to learn more about Jesse & Bruce!

June 28, 2024

AAG Welcomes New Vice President

Kinsey Couch holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in accounting and minor in management from Chowan University (2016)
and an MBA from Virginia Wesleyan University (2022). With seven years of government contract accounting experience, Kinsey joined
AAG in October 2023 as Operations Manager. Six months later, on April 1, 2024 (not a joke!), she was promoted to Vice President!
Kinsey’s background and experience are a great addition to AAG. We are so excited to have Kinsey on the team!

Check out Kinsey’s bio and other team member’s bios on our Team Page!

May 9, 2024

World Pilots’ Day 2024

AAG employees Keith Hoffler, Jesse Couch, and Michael Wusk participate in group photos taken by NASA, celebrating World Pilots’ Day!
See NASA’s post on LinkedIn!

April 26, 2024

“Talk to Me Goose!”

After a navigation error occurred when departing their home base on the roof. The lack of run time assurance or a geofence resulted in two goslings having a bumpy landing on AAG’s third floor balcony. Their small wing area and lack of vertical-lift capabilities associated with the limited runway length and surrounding obstacles resulted in self-departure flight operations being greatly impacted.

Thanks to our heroic team of aerospace engineers intervening with vertical lift capabilities, the goslings were happily reunited with their family!

April 24, 2024

AAG Celebrates 20 Years!

AAG was founded in 2003 by Keith Hoffler, a one-person consulting firm, who held a 20-year career in aerospace research and development. In 2008, Keith decided to grow AAG by hiring its first employees. Keith is very grateful for all the excellent individuals hired to date with their subject matter expertise, including the young engineers that AAG supports through their advanced degrees and continuous learning. AAG exists today thanks to its dedicated employees, their excellent technical capabilities, enthusiasm for their work, and the way they work with clients and business partners.​

December 2023