Monday, October 30, 2017

Kennedy School History Pub

The Beaverton Outlaws

Kennedy School

6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. event

Free

All ages welcome

Presented by: Mark Baxter and Cassandra Barrong of the Oregon Aviation Historical Society, McMenamins History, Oregon Historical Society and Holy Names Heritage Center

About The Beaverton Outlaws

The Beaverton Outlaws

Did you know that you can design, build, license, and fly your very own full scale aircraft? Did you know that Oregon is home to the most successful line of kit-built aircraft in the US? Did you know that without Oregon pilots none of this would be possible?! Hear the story of Beaverton pilots, known as the "Beaverton Outlaws," who literally flew in the face of the federal government in the 1930's when home built aircraft was marked illegal. Mark Baxter and Cassandra Barrong will be presenting a video history of these men, complete with oral interviews of the outlaws themselves, highlighting what it was like to fly in such a time. Mark & Cassandra will follow-up with discussion on how these men, through their passion and dedication, forever changed the face of general aviation as we know it today.

About the Speakers:

Mark Baxter is currently president of the Oregon Antique & Classic Aircraft Club, as well as a director for the Oregon Aviation Historical Society. Mark owns and flies a 1941 Taylorcraft and is in the process of building a variation of a Pietenpol, which is an open cockpit aircraft designed in the 1930s. He is a volunteer in the OAHS restoration hangar, and with his love of sharing Oregon's rich aviation history, has become one of the most active summer docents at the OAHS air museum in Cottage Grove.

Cassandra Barrong is currently the Administrative Assistant for the Oregon Aviation Historical Society in Cottage Grove, Oregon. She has always had an interest in history, dubbed by her grandfather at a young age as the "family historian." That interest, coupled with a passion for aviation, has driven her work at OAHS. Together with her husband, whose grandfather learned to fly from Tex Rankin, they own three vintage aircraft. A Bakeng Deuce, a 1947 Piper Super Cruiser, and a 1929 Ford Model A powered Pietenpol.

About Kennedy School History Pub

Kennedy School History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp