SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Brian Lindner will present the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program on Tuesday, May 9 on Vermont airplane crashes. It will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Nolin Murray Center next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Pleasant St. in Springfield, Vermont.
In this heavily illustrated program, Brian Lindner, aviation historian, researcher and author, will explore the history of the more unusual side of aviation in Vermont. He’ll talk about famous as well as forgotten crashes, including some Springfield area crashes such as the 1947 bomber crash on Hawks Mountain which remains Vermont’s worst air disaster. Contrary to what one might think, we’ll also hear of the humor that can be found in some of these stories, some from the investigators themselves.
Lindner is a native Vermonter with a life-long interest in history with a specialty in aviation. Inspired as a 12-year-old to research the bomber crash on Camels Hump he began to collect information, photos and documents that tell the history of flying over the granite hills of Vermont. He has authored a wide variety of history articles in magazines and newspapers. Officially retired, Lindner continues to serve as Corporate Historian for the National Life Group, Stowe Mountain Resort and is a member of the Vermont State Police Museum Center and Archives.
The May 9 program will be the final OLLI program of this semester. The fall semester begins on September 5, and will contain many exciting history, adventure, literature, music and art programs.
All ages are welcome to attend. Membership is for the semester, which includes nine programs. The programs are open to the public. Non-members are encouraged and welcome to attend individual lectures for a single program fee. Memberships, as well as single program fees, may be paid at the program.
The complete Springfield and statewide program list is available on the Internet at www.learn.uvm.edu/olli. Choose statewide programs from the menu, and then scroll to Springfield.