100th Anniversary of the NC-4 Sunday Lecture

On: May 19, 2019 at 2 pm

At: Atwood House & Museum – Home of the Chatham Historical Society

347 Stage Harbor Road; Chatham, MA  02633

 

May’s Sunday lecture will be focusing on the 100th anniversary of the flight of the NC-4. The NC-4 flight was the first transatlantic flight and so marked a turning point in the world’s history. What few people know is that the town of Chatham plays a significant role in the success of this venture. Having already started off on their journey, the crew of the plane encountered dangerous problems mid-air. One of the flight’s crewmembers was familiar with Chatham directed the plane to its shores where aid was given.

The lecturer will be Dave Crocker, a local historian with familial ties to this historic flight. Crocker’s aunt was engaged to a naval air pilot stationed at Cape Cod’s Naval Air Station when the NC-4 made its surprise visit there in 1919. Beginning when Crocker was 14 he became an enthusiast over the historical flight, building three separate models of the NC-4. The newest of these models was built by Crocker with help from the Smithsonian and the Pensacola Naval Museum. For the last ten years, he has been perfecting and presenting this history to aviation enthusiasts, history fans, and the general public.

 

Tickets are available at the door.  Doors open at 1:15 pm and seating is limited.

Admission: $10, Members are Free