310 N.E. Evans Street / McMinnville, OR, 97128
Monday, September 25, 2017
Hotel Oregon History Pub
Hotel Oregon - Mattie's Room
5:30 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. program
All ages welcome
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Presented by: Tim Talen and Mark Baxter of the Oregon Aviation Historical SocietyCo-sponsored by Linfield College
5:30 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. programFree admissionAll ages welcome
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. Tim Talen and Mark Baxter 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. Tim & Mark 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:Tim Talen is an award-winning historically accurate restorer of antique aircraft; his work has been recognized by the Experimental Aircraft Association and the National Aviation Heritage Invitational. He is the founder of the Oregon Aviation Historical Society and the Oregon Antique & Classic Aircraft Club and continues to serve as a director for both organizations. Tim has a vast knowledge of Oregon's aviation history and wants to ensure its preservation for generations to come. He is able to share his expertise and knowledge through his work at the museum with the restoration of vintage Oregon aircraft, as well as through the procurement of new additions to the archives at the historical society. 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.
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
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