The Aero Club of New England (ACONE) will present its Winter Icebreaker Social at the Papa Razzi restaurant in Burlington, Mass., Feb. 20. Guest Speaker Garry Kozak, a salvage expert, will give a presentation on the last flying Sikorsky S-39 Amphibian, a 1930 aircraft that was lost some 55 years ago in a remote lake in Alaska.
He will present the story of the S-39, its history, the tragic loss, and the many futile searches spanning over 40 years; a story of frustration, failure, and success; all played out in one of the world’s most scenic, yet treacherous places. His experience will give aviation buffs and treasure hunters or anyone who has a little Indiana Jones in them the opportunity to live the fantasy, at least vicariously, club officials note.
“This wonderful evening at the Papa Razzi in Burlington will give members and prospective members alike the chance to catch up on the latest gossip, engage in some spirited hangar flying, and perhaps even meet a local aviation legend or two,” officials noted.
Current members are encouraged to bring a prospective new member with them to this year’s Ice Breaker event.
Reservations and payment required by Sunday, Feb. 17. Cost is $25 per person, which includes appetizers and a cash bar. Seating is limited to 100.
For more information: ACONE.org