The first in a series of events to celebrate Wisconsin’s Centennial of Flight is slated for Sept. 29.
On Nov. 4, 1909, Arthur Pratt Warner flew a Curtiss aircraft from a farmer’s field in Beloit, Wisconsin, bringing Wisconsin into the age of aviation.
To celebrate this history-making flight, the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame has planned a series of events. The first features Rose Dorcey, who will present, “The First Thing I Knew I Was Flying,” about Warner’s flight and what it took to make it happen. In addition, John Dorcey will provide a description of the aircraft Warner flew, using a quarter-scale model as a guide, and compare Warner’s Curtiss with similar 1900s aircraft.
The presentation takes place Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the conference room at the Waukesha County Airport (UES). The exhibit and quarter-scale Warner-Curtiss model, built by EAA Chapter 60 members in Beloit, will be displayed at the airport from Sept. 22 through Oct. 15.
The public is invited and there is no charge for this event.
For more information: AviationHallOfFameWisconsin.com or 920-385-1483, 608-513-9840, or 715-570-1186.