On Saturday, October 16, 2021, Planes of Fame Air Museum will hold its second “Hangar Talk” presentation.
Doors to the Museum open at 10:00am and the presentation will be held inside the Maloney Hangar from 10:30am until 12:00pm.
The Amazing True Story of the Wright Brothers
We all know that the Wright Brothers are credited with being the first to design, build, and fly a powered and controllable aircraft for a sustained period of time. Their accomplishment changed the course of human history and still impacts our lives on a daily basis.
But how did they achieve this? This presentation will look at the challenges they faced, how they defined and tackled these challenges, and their genius for creative problem solving, "out of the box" thinking, and strong collaboration to realize the human quest for flight.
Tales from the Vault: The Topsy-Turvy History of Airmail
Mike Smith digs into the Museum's archives to discover the ups and downs of Airmail Service in the United States. Once heralded as a modern miracle courtesy of the airplane, America's venture into Airmail Service was one fraught with false starts, triumphs, and tragedies. This presentation will take us through the evolution of the program - one that today is merely commonplace.
Ted Talk: The First Daredevil - Lincoln Beachey
This is the story of Lincoln Beachey, a man who flew an airplane as if it were a part of himself. Capable of nearly impossible feats, Beachey wowed thousands with each performance and quickly established the airplane as a device capable of exceptional movement while thrilling America to the possibilities of this new technology. Ted Mount will outline Beachey's life and relate how it still provides lessons for each of us over 100 years later.
SEE YOU ON OCTOBER 16 FOR THE NEXT "HANGAR TALK"!
After the presentation, we invite you to visit the Museum, talk with our Museum Guides, see the B-17 up close, and share your love of aviation with all.