Fairfield Fly In – Aug. 12

The Fairfield History Center located on Beach St. is celebrating the anniversary of Gustave Whitehead’s historic 1901 in Fairfield on Aug.12 from 10 am – 2 pm.

View a replica of Whitehead’s No. 21 “Flyer” & see aerial demonstrations of remote controlled aircraft and drones.The first 50 children will receive a balsa wood model flyer to assemble and fly!

At 1pm, Susan Brinchman, author of Gustave Whitehead: First in Flight (2015) will be making a virtual presentation entitled “Flight to the Future: Gustave Whitehead, August 14, 1901, Evidence and Legacy.” She will share strong, new evidence supporting his pre-Kitty Hawk flights and contributions to modern aviation.

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