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Sat, Feb 18

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Empire State Aerosciences Museum

ESAM Fly in Breakfast

Featuring: Working at the GE Flight Test Center in the 60's

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ESAM Fly in Breakfast
ESAM Fly in Breakfast

Time & Location

Feb 18, 2023, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Dr, Glenville, NY 12302, USA

About the event

February 18 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 a.m., Ken Haefner will discuss what it was like to work at the GE Flight Test Center (ESAM) in the 1960's. Haefner learned to fly in the Air Force in a T-33. He served abroad in Okinawa during 1957-59 as part of the 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron that flew support missions over the Taiwan Strait during Chinese shelling of Quemoy and Matsu Islands. Upon returning home, he resumed his job as an Electrical Engineer at GE Light Military Electronics Depot in Schenectady. He was assigned to work on the Navy Self Adaptive Control Flight Test Evaluation, which was conducted right here at ESAM.

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.

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