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Press Release Wright glider 1911
OH-NC Joint Press Conference
Aviation novices, enthusiasts, and professionals enjoyed a diverse program of aviation history developed by Dr. Tom Crouch, Ph.D., Senior Curator, Aeronautics, of the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum. Dr. Crouch ,”The Birth of Gliding, Cayley to Lilienthal.” Dr. Bernd Lukasch, Director, Otto-Lilienthal-Museum: “Otto Lilienthal and Sailing Flight” Simine Short, Chair, National Landmark of Soaring, National Soaring Museum: “Octave Chanute …
Lt. Col. (RET) Al Hulstruck of the US Army WWII Glider Pilots, Silent Wings, joins Soaring 100 with an exhibit that he personally funded, built, and shares with aviation enthusiasts, historians, and the public. Hultruck has the distinction of serving as a US Army Glider Pilot with a Signal Corps Special Operations Group during WWII. Flight missions included the Normandy Invasion. …
Paul and Beth Ann Schneider will attend Soaring 100 festivities October 21-24. They are coming from their home field of Heber City Airport (36U) in Utah. They have already booked accommodations for the week and signed up as Soaring 100 Volunteers.
Outer Banks children’s book author and recipient of the 2011 Land of Beginnings Living Legend Award, Suzanne Tate, will be reading her two Wright inspired books as part of Soaring 100, October 21 – 24, 2011. Soaring 100 is the centennial celebration of Orville Wright’s 1911 world record 9 minute, 45 second gliding (non-powered) flight and the birth of modern soaring. …