March 4th meeting with speaker

Join us Saturday, March 4, 2023, for aviation stories and socializing. Swend Miller’s presentation will be about “The Wright Brothers and How They Developed the Model B Aircraft.” The Wright Model B was an early biplane designed by the Wright Brothers in 1910.

Robert Fowler’s biplane, built by the Wright Brothers, 1911. After Fowler crashed northeast of Colfax during his attempt to fly from San Francisco to Jacksonville, Florida in less than 30 days, his plane was repaired in Colfax, with additional work performed in Grass Valley. It utilized a 30-horsepower engine from the Cole Motor Car Company. From the online collection of the California State Library.

Saturday, March 4, 2023, 7 p.m.
Colfax Passenger Depot
99 Railroad Street, Colfax, California
There is no charge to attend
Everyone is welcome

Swend will also talk about Robert C. Fowler, the early aviator who crashed his Model B plane in Alta, California, during the first leg of his attempt to fly across the United States in September 1911. Fowler had his plane rebuilt in Colfax, California, under the supervision of two mechanics from the Wright Biplane Factory.

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