March 25 - 23 Years and Counting…The Restoration of the K28 Blimp Car
NEAM Restoration Crew Chiefs, George Diemer and Russ Magnuson discuss the major undertaking of the lone remaining Blimp Car used for patrol and anti-submarine warfare operations in WWII.
May 20 - The History of Pratt & Whitney
Mark P. Sullivan, former Communications Director for Pratt & Whitney, provides insight into one of the most iconic names in aviation. Pratt & Whitney rising from humble beginnings in a former cigar warehouse to become one of the most recognized symbols wherever people fly.
July 22 - Maiden Flight - The Role of Katharine Wright
Guilford author, Henry Haskell comes from a long line of Henry Haskells - his father, and his grandfather whose second wife was the sister of Orville & Wilbur Wright - Katharine Wright. Haskell will bring together the love and strife experienced by Katharine, her husband Henry Haskell and brother Orville.
August 19 - B-29 Bomber - The Story of FiFi
Don Boccaccio, a crew member and tour leader on FiFi, one of two B-29 WWII bombers still flying, provides a "Behind the Scenes" look at FiFi and what it takes to keep wind under her wings.
October 21 - The Real Story: The JFK Jr. Accident
Steve Demko was a National Transportation Safety Board investigator for the aircraft accident in which John Kennedy Jr. lost his life. Steve will tell the real story of what happened that night off of Cape Cod. Steve's wife, Jill, also from NTSB, will overview the operations of that outstanding organization.
November 18 - The Connecticut River from the Air
Author, Jerry Roberts will discuss his newest table top book. Hear about the view from above as the Connecticut River makes its way from Canada to Long Island Sound.
All lectures will be at 1:00 p.m. the day of the event.
Museum Members Free - General public $20.00 per lecture / $100.00 for the series of six (includes admission to the Museum).
Seating is limited so please order early. If there are any seats open on the day of the event, they will be available on a first-come basis. If you have any questions, please call the Museum at (860) 623-3305.