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Posted on: October 12, 2018

November 28 - 30, Flagler Beach Aviation Days

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Location: Flagler Beach Museum, 207 S. Central Ave, Flagler Beach
Cost: Free


* Did you know Charles Lindbergh landed his airplane in Flagler Beach in 1931?

* Did you know Flagler Beach was home of The Beach Airport Flying School?

* Did you know Flagler Beach housed a Civil Air Patrol base in the early 1940’s? To learn more about this rich aviation history, join the FBHM for Flagler Aviation Days.

Wednesday, November 28th is the anniversary date of Charles Lindbergh’s forced landing at the Flagler Beach Airport in 1931. This momentous event, along with the story of Okey & Martha Bevins, famous aviators who operated the beach airport flying school, and the importance of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Coastal Patrol Base 5 in Flagler Beach during 1942-43, will be celebrated during the three-day event. Displays will be set up at the museum and the free events will include:

*Wednesday, November 28 – Charles Lindbergh Day. There will be a walking tour to the site of the airport beacon, now the south lot of the Flagler Beach Community Church, and to Betty Steflick Preserve to view the remains of the runways.

*Thursday, November 29 – Okey and Martha Bevin’s Day. Becky Moses, cousin of Okey, has offered to share memorabilia for display, and will be available to share some family history and talk with attendees.

*Friday, November 30 – CAP Day. Tom Duncan will present and discuss a power point presentation of his book, “Forgotten Flyers and Airfields” in the Commission Chambers at City Hall.

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