#403 Wright Brothers & Military Planes – Paul Glenshaw
Smithsonian Associates, The Not Old Better Show
Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang and this is episode #403
As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Art of Living series, our guest today is historian and filmmaker Paul Glenshaw. Paul Glenshaw is also an artist, author, and educator with more than 25 years’ experience working across disciplines in the arts, history, and sciences. Paul Glenshaw will be presenting at Smithsonian Associates Art of Living series, November 13, 2019. Check out our site for more details.
Paul Glenshaw’s Smithsonian Associates presentation, entitled, Orville Wright’s Redemption: The Story Behind the First Military Airplane. Orville Wright, one of the infamous Wright Brothers, had come to the U.S. Army in 1908 to demonstrate the Wright Flyer airplane for their first potential American customer after Wilbur had already made their public debut in France to wild acclaim —demonstrations now regarded as critical milestones in early aviation. After making several successful flights, Orville crashed, resulting in the first airplane fatality. Paul Glenshaw tells a more personal story, that of Orville Wright’s recovery after the fatal accident in 1908 at the same field that claimed the life of his passenger, the subsequent investigation, where the airplane crash-landed and local to DC landmarks.
That, of course, is our guest today, historian and filmmaker Paul Glenshaw. Again, Paul Glenshaw will be presenting at Smithsonian Associates Art of Living series, Orville Wright’s Redemption: The Story Behind the First Military Airplane. November 13, 2019. Check out our site for more details, but Paul Glenshaw is here with us today, so please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show via internet phone, Paul Glenshaw.
My thanks to historian and filmmaker, Paul Glenshaw for joining me today. Links and ticket details for Paul Glenshaw’s Smithsonian Associates presentation, Orville Wright’s Redemption: The Story Behind the First Airplane, will be available at the NotOld-Better.com and the Smithsonian Associates web site, all of which we’ll link to. And, thanks always to the wonderful Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show. Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody.
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