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LONG ISLAND EARLY FLIERS CLUB
Huntington, New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


L. I. AVIATION HISTORY COURSES
SET FOR UNIONDALE ADULT ED


A six-session seminar on the history of aviation on Long Island, to be presented in the Fall by local aviation authorities at the Uniondale Adult Education program, has been announced jointly by the school district and the Long Island Early Fliers Club. Seminar will be open to those 16 years and older.

The no-fee aviation history sessions will be held September 19 and 26, then October 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 8 PM to 10 PM, at the Uniondale High School, Goodrich Street, just north of Jerusalem Avenue. The seminar was planned by Hempstead's Andrew Yelaney, newly-appointed Chairman of the L.I.E.F. Club's Education Committee, and Massapequa's Raymond L. Parker, Uniondale District Director of Adult Education. It marks the first entry of the 30-year-old organization of pioneering pilots, craftsmen, and historians into the field of formal education.

"I see this as just the beginning of a new era of making Long Islanders aware of their precious heritage as the 'Cradle of Aviation'," stated Herbert A. Ottewill, L.I.E.F. President from Huntington. In his initial letter of appointment of Yelaney, Ottewill stated, "The entry... into the field of formal adult education, may very well open a broad avenue of service to aviation history, and the community at large".

The specially-prepared seminar courses on "Early Aviation on Long Island" is different than any previous attempts at L.I. schools. Five of the six lecturers actually lived during, and participated in the progress of aviation during that specific era; the sixth is a historian

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