8/10 Wednesday 7:00-7:30pm : MakeHartford Public Open House
GUSDAVE presents the Red Bull Flugtag competition and the creation of the CONNDOR to fellow makers
8/13 Saturday 10:00-2:00pm : Fairfield “Fly In” at the Fairfield Museum and History Center
Celebrating the 115th anniversary of Gustave Whitehead’s flight in 1901 at Turney’s Farm in Fairfield. There will be a replica of Whitehead’s No. 21 “Flyer” on display, and Hobbytown will be giving aerial demonstrations of remote controlled aircraft and drones. The Fairfield Flying Aces, an RC aircraft club, will also be on hand to do demonstrations. The first 50 children will receive a balsa wood model flyer to assemble and fly!
Susan Brinchman, author of Gustave Whitehead: First in Flight, will be making a virtual presentation in the meeting hall at 1pm, “Flight to the Future: Gustave Whitehead, August 14th, 1901, Evidence and Legacy”. In celebration of the 115th anniversary of Gustave Whitehead’s historic, manned, sustained, powered flight in Fairfield, Brinchman will share the strong new evidence supporting his controversial pre-Kitty Hawk flights and his many contributions to modern flight.
8/18 Thursday 6:00-10:00pm : August Creative Cocktail Hour at Real Art Ways, Hartford.
LAUNCH PARTY! GUSDAVE and the WHITEHEADS will appear at Real Art Ways with the CONNDOR craft that will compete at the Red Bull Flugtag in Boston
8/20 Saturday 11:00-4:00pm : Red Bull Flugtag Boston
Thirty teams will compete at the DCR Hatch Shell along the banks of the Charles River in Boston – the First Flight (though not First in Flight) is 12:30pm. AT the moment GUSDAVE and the WHITEHEADS are scheduled for launch #12