Plane Crazy Saturday
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
June 15, 2019
Mojave Air & Space Port
PRESENTATION AT 11 A.M. – PLEASE RSVP!!
BARBARA SCHULTZ BOOK SIGNING!
Kern County established the nation’s first county airport in 1928. This was accomplished by having an air-minded group of civic leaders who possessed the foresight to understand the benefits aviation could bring to the county.
After Bakersfield’s Kern County Airport No.1 began operations, additional airports or landing fields came under the jurisdiction of Kern’s innovative system of airports, another first in the nation. With this infrastructure in place, aviation grew rapidly. Airline and airmail routes were established and previous barnstormers began flight schools, charter services, and repair shops. Civic leaders fought hard to encourage a military presence in the county.
Preceding and during WWII, Kern County contributed to the defense of the United States with military fields from Taft to Inyokern, including Mojave. The book is a definitive narrative of the pioneering pilots, civic leaders, military leaders, and airports that helped develop Kern’s aviation. Some of these individuals were Hap Arnold, Cecil Meadows. Ross Peacock, Achsa Donnells, Dutch Holloway, Roy Pemberton, and so many more.
This is a historical aircraft display day and a FREE family ‘educational’ event –
Kids are especially welcome!
They are our future pilots and aerospace engineers!!
Local area pilots will display their unique
one-of-a-kind and historic aircraft!
Please NO DOGS or other Animals on FLIGHTLINE!!!
EXCEPT FOR SERVICE ANIMALS
PLEASE, NO SMOKING ON FLIGHTLINE!
THANK YOU TO OUR PLANE CRAZY SATURDAY SPONSORS!!