Experience the excitement of the dawn of man’s first attempts to soar, free, high above the earth! Hear their stories told by the people who lived it. Feel the comradery and pioneering spirit that compelled Oregons’ adventurers to take to the air in planes they fashioned out of materials at hand.
Take a virtual trip back in time to when daring adventurers journeyed to Bernard’s field, learned from each other and built a craft that enabled them to fly. This is one of the magnificent stories collected and shared by the Oregon Aviation Historical Society. Our mission is “Preserving Oregon’s Aviation Heritage for Future Generations.” We want to share with everyone who seeks to learn about these amazing pioneers and the machines they created. Come join us in this adventure.
OAHS was not able to host the usual annual meeting of the OAHS Membership yet. However, many of you members were faithful in returning your ballots to elect your representative officers for 2020.
The 2020 slate of officers who constitute the Board of Directors of the Oregon Aviation Historical Society are:
Doug Kindred, Eugene, President of the Board Tim Talen, Springfield, Vice President Brad Chapman, Drain, Secretary Annette Buswell-Whittington, Creswell, Treasurer Dorothy Austin, Roseburg John Barrong, Cottage Grove Mark Baxter, Corvallis Daniel Cathey, Cottage Grove Tom Cunningham, Creswell Mike Danielle, Cottage Grove Wilbur Heath, Cottage Grove Stan Loer, Grants Pass Dennis Smith, Cottage Grove
The Hall of Fame induction of Jim Wright MAY occur at the Jim Wright Memorial Stearman Fly-in on August 1st.
Watch for these friends at OAHS events and fundraisers. They work diligently to ensure we are faithful to our mission of “Preserving Oregon’s Aviation Heritage for Future Generations.” This office will keep you informed when the new date for the OAHS Annual Membership meeting has been set. Thank you all for your support, cards, letters and votes.
Take care of yourselves and stay well. We look forward to seeing you all soon.