Sat, Sep 17|
Empire State Aerosciences Museum
ESAM Fly in Breakfast
Special Presentation - Jim Lloyd: "Flight of the Vin Fiz"
Time & Location
Sep 17, 2022, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Dr, Glenville, NY 12302, USA
September 17th from 8:30 am – 10:30 am at 250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville, NY 12302 (off Route 50). Enjoy an assortment of pancakes, french toast, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea, fruit and more. The breakfast is open to the public.
At 10 am, Lecturer and Adjunct Professor in Nanoscience at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany, Jim Lloyd will talk about his 1986 re-enactment of Cal Rogers first flight in a Wright Brothers Model EX Pusher biplane in 1911 that became the first aircraft to fly coast-to-coast across the U.S. The "Vin-Fiz" as it was called was so named after its sponsor Armours new grape soft drink, Vin Fiz. Lloyd will talk about his flight in 1986 foloowing Cal Rogers' flight path across the U.S. in a similar Wright biplane. Lloyd's airplane now resides in storage at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum. (Cal Rogers' plane is in the Smithsonian).
Fly-In if you would like. Pilots: Tower Frequency 121.3; Ground 121.9. Land at Schenectady County Airport and taxi to Richmor Aviation North. Tell them you are going to ESAM.