The Museum's free Speaker Series offers in 2019 its 17th year of presenters covering a wide range of aviation and space topics. The Series begins in April and continues through November on the first Monday of each month at 7pm, except when that day is a federal holiday. These presentations, held at the Lockheed Martin Auditorium, 2323 Eastern Blvd in Middle River, MD are FREE and open to the public. A photo ID is required for entry into the facility.. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
For Groups of 12 or more:
Make First Mondays a Museum Tour, Supper and Speaker Night
Take a 90 minute tour of the Museum’s indoor exhibits and the outdoor exhibit of aircraft ($5 per person, 3:30 – 4:45pm ), enjoy supper via a five minute drive to By The Docks Restaurant where Monday night Special is Lobster Night (https://bythedocks.com 5 – 6:30pm), and attend the speaker presentation 7 – 8:30pm with Free Admission. Schedule your group’s visit at 410-682-6122 by leaving a message for Debi.
A photo ID for adults is required for entry into the speaker series facility at the Lockheed Martin auditorium
2019 Speaker Series
November 4 - Ernie Snowden - The Winged Brothers
Winged Brothers recounts the service exploits of two brothers over more than forty years of naval aviation history in both peace and war. They were deeply committed to each other and to their chosen profession, but due to the vast difference in their ages, experienced carrier aviation from very different perspectives. The older brother, Ernest, entered naval aviation in an era of open cockpit biplanes when the Navy’s operations from aircraft carriers were still taking form. Macon’s story guides the reader through the Navy’s transition form piston-engine aircraft to jets.
For the entirety of their time in uniform, the one constant was a close fraternal bond that saw Ernest as the mentor and Macon as devoted admirer and protégé, only to see those roles recede as the younger brother’s achievements transcended those of the older brother. Through personal letters, official reports, first-hand accounts, and first-person interviews, their symbiotic relationship is revealed to the reader.
Directions to the 2019 speaker series:
Lockheed Martin Auditorium
2323 Eastern Boulevard,
Middle River, MD 21220
Travel I-95 north to Rt 43 and exit, turning right onto Rt 43.
Continue until the road ends at Eastern Blvd.
Turn right on Eastern Blvd.
Get into the left lane.
Turn left at the light after Wilson Point Road (convenience store here)
Turn right into the first parking lot and head straight ahead towards the large administration building where the Speaker Series auditorium is located.
Stan Piet "The Seamaster and Martin Seaplane"
World War I
William Armstrong Maryland in WWI
World War II
Nedda Thomas Hump Pilot (Flying the Hump)
Rick Beyer Ghost Army of World War II
Dr. Roger Miller Berlin Airlift 1948-1949
Bob Dorr Mission to Berlin
Bernie Sledzik Battle of the Bulge
Jerome Beser Radar Operator Lt. Jacob Beser
Ellis Woodward Combat School, Flying Hell
Amy Nathan Yankee Doodle Gals
Jack Burkert Baltimore’s Big Three Industries
Tom Culbert PanAfrica 1941
Maureen O’Prey Allied women in WWII
Patrick Weadon "Battle of Midway"
Wolfgang Samuel "German Boy, my story of survival in WWII and the postwar years."
Kevin Grantham - The Development of the Fisher P-75A
Jack Breihan The Martin 202, Martin's Biggest Mistake
Dr. Roger Miller Billy Mitchell and Martin Planes
Norman Augustine Martin Aviation History
Stan Piet Martin Aviation History
Leon Shulman B-26 Pilot
Stan Piet The Seamaster and Martin Seaplane
Stan Piet The Glenn L. Martin Story - 1910 - 1960s
Tom Jones Next Earth
Panel on Pluto Project
Human Space Exploration
Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM)
Mining the Skies
Charting a Course in Space
Near Earth Objects
Apollo 11 mission, “One Giant Leap'
Don Thomas The Day a Woodpecker Attacked the Space Shuttle
Dr. Michael Stanford Last Rockets to the Moon
Massimo Stiavelli James Webb Space Telescope
Cheryl Reed DART Project
Jason Kalirai Hubble Space Telescope
Mike Scassero University of Maryland
Aaron Harrington Aberdeen Proving Ground
Belinda & Terry Kilby Elevated Element
Misc. Aviation Themes
Al Pollard Martin State Airport
Donna Suwall The 99's
Carl Bobrow Gen. George Owen Squier, Military Aviation Pioneer
Barry Lanman Recipients of the Distinguished Flying Cross
Susan Maule Women Airline Pilots
Vic Kilkowski Maryland Air National Guard
and Guy Walsh
Susan Loricchio The Golden Age of Aviation
Philip Allen Volunteer animal transport pilot
Captain Jeff Long Helicopter pilot for WJZ TV
Peter Plostins Computational modeling and testing of aerospace system
Tom Jones Nuclear Bomber Down: The Cold War Comes to 1964 Maryland Jane Toskes Air Race Classic