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Sat, Jul 20


Empire State Aerosciences Museum

ESAM Fly in Breakfast

Featuring: Joe Zarzynski: “Rod Serling WWII Paratrooper, Hollywood Writer & Professor”

ESAM Fly in Breakfast
ESAM Fly in Breakfast

Time & Location

Jul 20, 2024, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

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


About the event

July 20th 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, Joseph Zarzynski, Maritime Archeologist from Wilton, NY will present a talk on “Rod Serling: WWII Paratroop-er, Hollywood Writer and College Professor”. Rod Serling was one of Hollywood’s greatest script writers. Besides “The Twilight Zone”, he also authored screenplays such as: “Requiem for a Heavyweight”, “Seven Days in May” and “Planet of the Apes”. He also narrated “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau”. After High School, Serling became an army Paratrooper in the Pacific Theater during WWII. While wounded in action, Serling used his personal experiences to craft hundreds of fictional stories. After the War, when he was a college student, he made extra money testing parachutes and a jet ejection seat.

Zarzynski, was an undergraduate student at Ithaca College when Serling was a professor there in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He frequently heard Serling present talks at television and radio classes. He is on the Board of “The French & Indian War Society at Lake George” and on the “Register of Professional Archaeologists” and a fellow: “Royal Geo-graphic Society”. Zarzynski is the author or co-author of eight books including his latest “Fort William Henry’s Moments in Time” which he will have for sale and to sign.

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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