I was surprised to learn that there are almost as many "lapsed pilots" under the age of 75—about a half-million—as there are active, licensed U.S. pilots, which number over 600,000.
We're excited to be hosting the World Premiere of a new feature-length documentary about the rusty pilots working their way back into the comfort with the special skill set and certification required to fly a plane in America.
A film any aviation enthusiast would enjoy, Flying Again is inspiring, exhilarating, entertaining, and beautiful.
Please join us at the Museum on Saturday, November 28, 2015—the Saturday after Thanksgiving—for the World Premiere of Flying Again.
This event, which includes a silent auction of valuable aviation-related prizes, and a Q&A with the filmmaker following the screening, is a joint fundraiser for the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation and the Massachusetts Air & Space Museum.
Tickets are $50 ($45 of which is tax-deductible as a contribution to the Museums, both 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations) and include the screening, wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres, and a self-guided tour of the museum.
Museum staff will be present to answer questions about the collection, which includes artifacts from the Metz Company, Charles Metz's eponymous, vanguard Waltham firm that produced all manner of vehicles including bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles and airplanes over a century ago. - In fact, in 1911 Charles Metz purchased at auction Waltham's Gore Estate where he built the Waltham Aerodrome and hosted the first airplane meet in New England!
If you're interested in flying at any level, you don't want to miss this rare and wonderful event!