Dinner with a Slice of History: Bill Meixner- History of Cleveland Airport At The International Women's Air & Space Museum Burke Lakefront Airport .
Takes place: February 22, 2013
Join us at the museum for the first of our 2013 Dinner Series.
Cleveland Municipal Airport has an impressive history beginning with the
fact that it was the first municipally owned airport in the country and
was the home of the National Air Races. It became a model for the
development of airports here and abroad.
The number of "firsts" might
surprise you. As an 8-year-old youngster, Bill Meixner was introduced to
aviation at the National Air Races by an older brother at Cleveland
Airport and developed a passion for flying that continues to this day.
After returning from serving in the Korean War he started flying lessons
at Cleveland Airport and became interested in it's history. Bill has
developed programs on the History of the Airport, The Bomber Plant, The
National Air Races, The 1909 Air Race in Reams France, and The
MacRobertson Air Race in 1934.
Bill, a charter member of the
International Society of Air Racing Historians, serves on the executive
committee and as webmaster for the Society's web site airrace.com.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 with the program starting at 7pm. Tickets
are $15, $12 for IWASM Members- Member discount will be given after
Please RSVP by Feb 17.