September 19th, 2019 The Annual Honorary Carlton Pinheiro Lecture: "100th Anniversary of the NC4: Flight to Chatham" by Dave Crocker
Dave Crocker is an historian and lecturer about Cape Cod history and his family’s connections with the subjects he deals with. The Crockers were instrumental with Cape Cod’s past. As for the NC-4, his aunt was engaged to a naval pilot at Cape Cod’s Naval Air Station in Chatham when the NC made its surprise visit there in 1919.
When he was 14, he built from scratch, a model of the NC-4 from a set of 1933 model airplane plans. His uncle accidently dropped the model and totally destroyed it. Dave carried around the wreckage for some 50-odd years, vowing to restore it. About 5 years ago he built another, larger model….but discovered some errors in the old plans. He promised to make one more with corrections. With help from the Smithsonian and the Pensacola Naval Museum, a third correct model was made.
Last year Chatham celebrated the stopover by the NC-4, and I was asked to give a slide presentation about the event. The whole amazing story is presented in this presentation, which has been given six times to aviation enthusiasts in the last year.
Reception begins at 6:00pm Lecture begins at 7:00pm Tickets are $15 for Members and $20 for Non-Members https://form.jotformpro.com/HerreshoffMarineMuseum/LectureTickets