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Darrell Collins to Keynote EAA’s Annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet

Darrel CollinsOctober 29, 2014 - Darrell Collins, among the foremost authorities on the Wright brothers and their effort to perfect powered flight, will deliver the keynote address at EAA’s annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet on Friday, December 12. The banquet, held in the Founders’ Wing of the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, celebrates the 111th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, December 17, 1903.

Collins, a National Park Service historian from Kitty Hawk, has spent his career researching and describing the Wright brothers’ struggles to perfect their flying machine. His stirring presentations have captivated audiences for many years.

Collins is more than a historian who has studied the Wrights from afar; he is an Outer Banks, North Carolina, native whose family ties to the region go back more than 150 years. During his presentation, Collins will tell the story of that famous flight at Kitty Hawk like you’ve never heard it before, followed by a question and answer period.

Tickets for the banquet are $50 for EAA members and their guests, $60 for non-members, and include a reception with a cash bar open at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. followed by the evening program. Reserve your tickets online or call 800-564-6322. Reservations required.

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