Sunday, April 07, 2013

Squadron Meeting: 11 Apr 2013 - First Flights: Part I - Icarus to The Wrights

2LT Linda Abrams, AEO, Sq 150 will present the first of a two part presentation on First Flights.
"The inspiring, dramatic (and sometimes comical) saga of our conquest of the air, told through the eyewitness accounts of the brilliant engineers, bold adventurers, and eccentric visionaries who led the way up.

"Hear the Wright Brothers story from their own letters and diaries, plus first-person accounts of historic flights: Lindberg's first solo across the Atlantic, Yeager breaking the sound barrier, first moon shot, and more.

"The uniqueness of this dramatic presentation is that it celebrates man’s aspiration to become airborne, and his achievements in ascending to the skies, in the authentic words of those who made the flights &/or those who witnessed them. In addition to the first-person accounts, the presentation incorporates historic photos to add the visual element."

- 2LT L. Abrams

David Martin, 1st Lt, CAP
Sq 150 Training Officer