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Soaring 100 International Symposium

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Portrait, Tom Crouch

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 and Company”

Dr. Peter L. Jakab, Ph.D., Associate Director,  Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum: “The Wright Gliders 1900-1902”

Paul Dees, Advanced Hang Glider Pilot and Boeing Associate Technical Fellow: “Engineering Wright Gliders”

Dr. John D. Anderson, Jr., Ph.D. , Curator, Aeronautics, Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum: “The Wright Brothers as Engineers”

Rick Young, Vice President/Director, First Flight Foundation: “Orville Wright and the 1911 Glider Trials”

Russell E. Lee, Curator, Aeronautics, Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum: “The Impact of Soaring on Aviation”

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