Searchers of New Horizons Symposium Day 3: Aviators – Those Magnificent Men & Women and their Flying Machines

OBX History Weekend, Searchers of New Horizons Day 3 Modern Aviators & 'Lost Colony' Archaeological Tours, Saturday April 2

Saturday, April 2nd, Day 4 of OBX History Weekend 2022 is the 3rd and final day of the Searchers of New Horizons Symposium.

The Symposium location on Saturday is in the Gazebo Theatre at Fort Raleigh.

Reservations are strongly suggested. Sign up here.

Aviators – Those Magnificent Men & Women and their Flying Machines

Presentations are public-oriented and focus on popular names in aviation history.

Location: The Gazebo Theatre at Fort Raleigh; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Presentations on aviators by authorities in their field include:

  • Wilbur and Orville Wright, two young brothers from Dayton, Ohio, came to the Outer Banks in pursuit of their dream and changed the world. Symposium presentations will focus on their remarkable quest as well as the role of their sister Katharine and their family life aided in their pursuit and final success.
  • Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly the Atlantic solo, came to Kill Devil Hills for the 25th Anniversary of the first powered flight to be in touch with her muse, as she and Orville Wright commemorated the pioneering achievement at the site. In 1937, Amelia set out on the quest to fly around the world—and almost made it—but what really happened?
  • Kill Devil Hill has retained its inspirational magic throughout the years, as modern aviators have stopped by to be strengthened at the source, before pursuing their own challenge.
    • Chuck Yeager and many other aviators have been to the site.
    • Francis Rogallo and his wife actually moved to the area.

Presentations by authorities in their field include:

Click presenter names to view their topics. See the full schedule here.

The symposium will introduce or re-introduce some of the modern aviators who have followed a similar quest in the modern world of aviation.

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