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The History of Aviation in Florida

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The History of Aviation in Florida

The Ormond Beach Historical Society is hosting their 2022-2023 live Speaker Series program. Learn about the incredible history of the early development of aviation in Florida, including commercial airlines and military aviation in the first half of the 20th century in the twelfth lecture with Stephen Craft. This lecture will also discuss the transition of early aviation to post-World War II rocket testing that laid a foundation for the space program of the 1950s and 1960s.

Craft is a professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach and is a member of the Security Studies and International Affairs department. He is also the author of three books including Embry-Riddle at War: Aviation Training During World War II.

This program is free, including an opening reception with refreshments at 9:30 am. Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building, and the handicap entrance is at the rear of the building. Funding is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Ormond Beach Historical Society. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

April 8 @ 10:00 am -
April 8 @ 11:00 am


Presenter Information:
Stephen Craft, Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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Event Contact:

Randy Jaye
(407) 497-5755

Event Venue:

Anderson-Price Memorial Building
42 N Beach Street
Ormond Beach, FL 32174 United States
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Venue Phone:
(407) 497-5755

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