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and curator. Six sessions are said to present a comprehensive and accurate account of early aviation that has no equal anywhere in the U.S. It is characterized as a "once in a lifetime" opportunity to hear those who made aviation history on L.I. 

(1) "Wright Brothers to World War I" - By Cmdr. William K. Kaiser, USN-Ret., Curator of Nassau County Museum and Merrick resident. Pilot of the first transatlantic dirigible flight. 

(2) "World War I" - By Gerard H. Hughes of Garden City. Received his pilot's training at Mineola Army Flying Field, then served in Europe. 

(3) "Between World Wars-I" - By Elinor Smith, Lynbrook, pioneering aviatrix with speed, altitude, endurance, other records in 1928-1930. Soloed at 15 in 1927. Voted best women pilot in U.S. in 1930. 

(4) "Between World Wars-II" - By George C. Dade, Glen Head, literally reared on Roosevelt Field (Airport), soloed at 16 in 1929. 

(5) "World War II" - By Col. Francis S. Gabreski, USAF-Ret., Dix Hills a WWII fighter pilot ace with 31 "kills". Top living ace in U.S.

(6) "Post World War II" - By Capt. Herbert A. Ottewill, USNR and TWA-Ret., Huntington. Flew Naval transport aircraft. Then, flew every transport aircraft from DC-3 to Boeing 747, accumulTING 32,500 flying hours and 1067 transatlantic crossings. 

Additional information and application forms are available from Raymond L. Parker, Director of Adult Education, and Uniondale Public Schools, Goodrich Street, Uniondale, NY 11553. Tel: 516-485-9815 or 485-9800. Information is also available from Andrew Yelaney, LIEF Education Chairman, 111 Lucille St., Hempstead, NY 11550. Tel: 516-489-5522. 

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