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Aerocar Banquet at the Museum of Flight
March 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm$60
Automobiles and airplanes both became commonplace in the 20th Century. But only a few inventors tried to combine the two and create a flying car. Probably the most successful was the Aerocar, developed by Moulton Taylor of Longview, Washington.
Aerocar development started in about 1949, but the car/plane wasn’t certified until 1956. The Aerocar got huge publicity in the mainstream press. The car almost put into production but, alas, in the end only six were built. Car/plane number six is in the collection of the Museum of Flight.
Jake Schultz, an Issaquah resident and author has written an account of the saga of Molt Taylor and the Aerocar. The book was written with the cooperation of Molt Taylor.
On March 7, 2020, we will be having a Chapter banquet in the Great Gallery of the Museum of Flight with Jake Schultz as our dinner speaker. You’ll be able to enjoy the story, see the actual Aerocar and get Jake to sign a copy of his book, if you chose to buy one.
The cost of attending will be $60 per person for a lovely dinner provided McCormick & Schmidt. You’ll have access to the entire Great Gallery, which is really pretty spectacular at night.
Dinner will be buffet style and include salmon, London broil, pasta, vegetables and salad. Alcoholic beverages are available at extra cost. For more information or any other additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For a great historical video about the Aerocar, go here:
For an entertaining video about the only operational Aerocar on James May’s Big Ideas, go here:
And a video at Barrett Jackson before the Aerocar was sold for $275,000 on January 18, 2020:
And my favorite from 1959 television:
- David Lightfoot
- Museum of Flight
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