February 22, 2013 Dinner with a Slice of History presents the History of the Cleveland Airport
SOLD-OUT! Dinner with a Slice of History Bill Meixner- History of Cleveland Airport At The International Women’s Air & Space Museum Burke Lakefront Airport 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 registration.