Please join the Friends of the Jackson Public Library for “History of Air Navigation” by local pilot and aviation instructor Mike Sachse this Saturday evening January 20 at 5 pm at the Jackson Public Library, located at 52 Main Street in Jackson, NH.
Mike will talk about the evolution of navigation in aviation, starting with the earliest flights in 1903. The fundamental characteristics of flight are very different from traveling on land or sea, so improvements in navigation methods and instruments were necessary for air travel to succeed. The trials and errors of early aviators as well as commercial and military needs drove the development of the aviation navigation in use today.
Mike received his Private Pilot License in 1972, and then went on to fly in the Air Force, MD Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve at Westover AFB. Mike took a break from flying for 28 years while his children were growing up. After retiring to Jackson, Mike began flying again. He currently instructs for Southern MaineAviation in Sanford ME.
This lecture is free and open to the public although a $5.00 donation is welcome to offset presenter expenses. For more information, please contact the Jackson Public Library at 603-383- 9731.