Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Early Aviation in Lincoln: When and Where Lindbergh Learned to Fly

Early Aviation in Lincoln: When and Where Lindbergh Learned to Fly
by Vincent Goeres [Video 629.13 Goe]

In the process of researching an old aircraft manufacturing company in Lincoln's history, I had the opportunity to watch this 50-minute entry in the Nebraska State Historical Society's Preservation Association of Lincoln's "Brown Bag" presentation. NSHS volunteer Vincent Goeres discusses Lincoln's connections to aviation history, with particular emphasis to the early 1920s era during which Charles A. Lindbergh attended flight school here in the capitol city. Viewers will learn a lot about the airfields, aircraft manufacturers and flying schools that existed in the Lincoln area during the 1920s and 1930s. Goeres converted 40 to 50 of the photos in the NSHS archives into slides which are reproduced in his talk, but some of the camera work can be frustrating. However, this presentation tells more about Lincoln's aviation history than most other reference tools commonly available locally. [If you are interested in Lincoln history, check out more of the Preservation Association of Lincoln's brown bag lecture series -- all still only in the VHS format.] -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ official Preservation Association of Lincoln web site ]

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