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Aviation in the Movies with Author Mark Carlson

  • Planes of Fame 7000 Merrill Avenue Chino CA 91710 USA (map)

WHAT: Open to the public, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Event. The topic for the January 4 event is ‘Aviation in the Movies', featuring the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. Our featured speaker will be Mark Carlson, author of Flying On Film: A Century of Aviaiton in the Movies, 1912-2012, who will also be selling and signing his books.  Joining him will be Robert J. Friend, Lt. Col. USAF Ret., former Tuskegee Airmen fighter pilot in WWII.  These two speakers presentations will be followed by a question & answer period and flight demonstration when possible.  The P-40 will be on display and perform a flight demonstration. At 12:00 noon, the Membership-sponsored raffle flight will occur in the featured aircraft if possible. Become a member to enter the raffle. All members are eligible to enter the raffle, but you must be present to win.

WHO: Mark Carlson, Author of Flying On Film: A Century of Aviation in the Movies, 1912-2012, will be our featured speaker and will also be selling and signing his books. Mark Carlson is a freelance writer, aviation historian, student of film making, and classic film connoisseur. As Past President of Poway-Black Mountain Toastmasters club, he established the FUNspeakable historical entertainment series. He is a former graphic designer who lost his sight through a hereditary disorder in 1998. He worked as a specialist in low-vision assistive technology for seven years. On weekends, he is a docent tour guide at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. He has written articles for several national aviation magazines and organizations. He is the author of six mainstream historical novels, and his work has been published in Bark Magazine, Dog Fancy, Flight Journal, The Hook, Warbirds, and Aviation History.  Mark will provide a 40-minute presentation with slideshow.

Earlier Event: December 31
Air Group One's New Year's Eve Party
Later Event: January 12
KSAN Lindbergh Tower Tour