Sunday, October 22, 2017

Smithsonian Associates' visit to the Museum

Member David Power explains to visitors how he had to crawl to the nose to control cameras when he was a navigator on a B-57 in the 1950s.
Visitors from the Smithsonian Associates program followed the "Ghost of the China Clipper" to Middle River on Saturday, October 21.  The day-trippers made a stop at the Museum, where they heard archivist Stan Piet give a brief history of Glenn Martin and his factory.  They spent time looking at the Flight Line at Strawberry Point, where they heard members Ray Helmick and David Power give some inside information on some of the craft. They then headed for lunch and a talk on Pan Am and the China Clipper. In the afternoon, they took a tour of the Maryland Air  National Guard base.
Before boarding the bus back to Washington, they heard from Al Pollard, airport manager.
Al Pollard, airport manager, describes the importance of Martin State Airport.

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