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International Air Pioneers Dinner Planned By NAA

An International Air Pioneers Dinner honoring pioneer aviators of the countries affiliated with the Federation Aeronautique Internationale is to be given at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D. C., on October 14, under sponsorship of the National Aeronautic Association. The banquet, NAA's major participation in the Golden Anniversary of Powered Flight observance, is expected to bring together a galaxy of the really great men of aviation's early days--men such as France's Jean Bleriot, Norway's Bernt Balchen, Great Britain's Lord Brabazon, and this country's Adm. Richard E. Byrd, Glenn L. Martin, and Gen. Frank P. Lahm. Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle (USAF, Res.), chairman of the National Committee to Observe the 50th Anniversary of Powered Flight and himself one of the world's best-known fliers, has accepted an invitation to serve as toastmaster, while Admiral Byrd will preside. M.C. Kolff of the Netherlands, is to be a special guest, the banquet being held on the anniversary of the founding of the F.A.I., of which he is president. The committee on arrangements is composed of Admiral Byrd, chairman, Grover Loening, Lester Gardener, and John F. Victory. Walter Bonney of the NACA is a program coordinator.

Schedule of Activities
NAA National Convention, Portland, Ore.
October 8-9-10, 1953

Convention headquarters will be at the Multnomah Hotel, but accommodations will be available also at the Benson, Heathman, and Washington. All business sessions will be held at the Aero Club of Oregon's own fine building. Registration for convention guests and delegates will begin at 12 o'clock noon, Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Aero Club lobby. Convention program follows:

Oct. 8:  10:00-11:30 Business Session
         12:00       Buffet luncheon at Aero Club
         1:00        Leave by bus for Timberline Lodge via Columbia River Gorge
         6:00        Cocktails at Timberline Lodge as guests of bankers group of Portland
         7:00        Dinner at Timberline Lodge
Oct. 9:  9:00-12:00  Business session
         12:00       Luncheon and Jantzen Knitting Mills style show at Aero Club
         1:30        By bus to Long Bell Lumber Co. at Longview, Wash. 
                    Down Washington side of Columbia River, return Oregon side
         6:30-8:00  Cocktails at Aero Club. Free evening
Oct. 10: 9:00-11:30 Business session and election of NAA officers and directors
         11:30      Adjourn annual convention
         12:00-1:00 Lunch
         1:00       Air flight to Pacific Ocean, Mount Hood, and other points of interest
         6:30       Cocktails at Multnomah Hotel, sponsored by the airlines
         7:30       Banquet and program at Multnomah

National Aeronautics and Flight Plan
Published monthly at 1025 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington 6, D.C., by American Aviation Publications, Inc., for the National Aeronautic Association. Subscription (by membership only) $6.00 per year. Entered as Second Class matter at the post office, Washington, D.C. Copyright 1953 by National Aeronautic Association of the U.S.A., Inc.

National Aeronautic Association
United States Wing • InterAmerican Escadrille
United States Representative • Federation

Aeronautique Internationale
Donald D. Webster, General Manager
Keith Saunders, Editor

Officers • Col. Harry K. Coffey, president •
Vice-Presidents: Rudy C. Mueller (1st) • W. Hayden Brooks • Adm. Emory S. Land • Louis E. Leverone • Dr. Leslie A. Bryan • Jon D. Carsey • Joseph T. Geuting, Jr. • Mrs. Frances W. Nolde • Jennings Randolph • Earl F. Slick • Col. Roscoe Turner • A. Paul Vance • Frank B. Bushey • Secretary: Mrs. Mary M. Brown • Treasurer: Edward C. Sweeney • Asst. Secretary-Treasurer: C.S. Logsdon • General Counsel: William P. MacCracken

Board of Directors • Willis C. Brown • Miss Jacqueline Cochran • Harry K. Coffey • Frederick C. Crawford • Mrs. Arlene Davis • B.M. Doolin • Lt. Gen. Ira C. Ellis A. Hall • Jack Hughes • Roger Wolfe Kahn • William Kite • William P. Lear • Rudy C. Mueller • John K. Northrop • Mrs. Ruth Law Oliver • C.J. Reese • Ben Regan • Al Vaughan • Dr. John F. Victory • Denver M. Wright.

NAA Contest Board • Roger Wolfe Kahn, 
Chairman • Charles S. Logsdon, Secretary.

Academy of Model Aeronautics (division of NAA) • Frank B. Bushey, President • Ray Matthews, Chairman, Contest Board • Russell W. Nichols, Executive Director. 

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Convention Highlight: Program for NAA's national conventions at Portland, Oregon, Oct. 8-10 includes several interesting recreational features, one of the foremost being a social hour and dinner at Timberline Lodge (above), world-famous resort on the slopes of Mount Hood in Mt. Hood National Forest. Setting is one of the most scenic in the Pacific Northwest.
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