‘The First Thing I Knew, I Was Flying’

The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame (WAHF) has planned a series of 2009 events celebrating Wisconsin’s Centennial of Flight, including history presentations and a traveling exhibit of a quarter-scale model of the first airplane that flew in Wisconsin. It happened when Arthur Pratt Warner flew a Curtiss aircraft from a farmer’s field in Beloit, Wisconsin, Nov. 4, 1909.

Warner Curtiss Model built by EAA Chapter 60 members in Beloit/Janesville Wisconsin To celebrate this historic event, Michael Goc will present, “The First Thing I Knew, I Was Flying.” Sponsored by the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame and Wausau Flying Service, this presentation tells how Warner brought Wisconsin into the age of aviation. The presentation takes place on Wednesday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the terminal building at the Wausau Downtown Airport (AUW). See the centennial exhibit and the quarter-scale Warner Curtiss model, built by EAA Chapter 60 members in Beloit/Janesville. The public is invited and there is no charge for this event.

The historical exhibit and model airplane will be on display from Tuesday, July 7, through Sunday, July 19, at the airport.

For more information: 608-339-7191 or AviationHallOfFameWisconsin.com

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