Vintage photo of Lincoln Beachey sitting in a Curtiss stunt plane.

Learn more about San Francisco's own aviation pioneer, Lincoln Beachey, on August 18. (Photo: FanPop.com)

Lecture on Lincoln Beachey, San Francisco's 'Flying Fool', August 18

  • August 13, 2012 5:00am

San Francisco born Lincoln Beachey became a household name in the early years of the twentieth century.  He became famous and wealthy from flying exhibitions, staging aerial stunts, helping invent aerobatics, and setting aviation records.

Beachey used the sky as his canvas and created a new art form – aerial aerobatics. Orville Wright labeled him ‘the flying fool.’ Beachey's death at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco on March 14, 1915, eleven days after his 28th birthday, marked the effective end of exhibition flying in the U.S.

Join Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) on August 18, 1:30pm - 3:00pm, for a rediscovery of a man once fêted and recognized as a national hero. Congress even proposed ‘Lincoln Beachey Day’ as a national holiday. 

This event takes place at the Baywood Court, 21966 Dolores Street, Castro Valley 94546. It will be free for Baywood residents and OLLI members / $5 for non-members. Visit the OLLI Web site to register.

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