The Stafford Air and Space Museum is pleased to announce the second event in its inspiring new series entitled, “Stories at the Stafford,” for Saturday, February 8th at 7pm inside the museum. The special guest speaker for the evening is Mr. Dan Stroud from Oklahoma City. Stroud will be presenting to guests the story of the most significant aircraft from WWII, the B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber. Stroud will discuss the historical impact the bomber made in the war and present the history and development of the famous B-17 to guests of all ages. Numerous photos of the B-17 in action will also be presented. The B-17 “Flying Fortress” was first introduced in 1938. There were approximately 12,731 B -17s produced. The Boeing model was tested against other similar aircraft and was highly more successful winning the “fly-off” from other company models. Interestingly, the four-engine bomber has dropped more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft during WWII. There are only around a dozen B-17s still flying today. Stroud, who is a current board member of the Stafford Air and Space Museum Foundation, is a Certified Flight Instructor, an Aerobatic Instructor, and is also rated in sailplanes and helicopters. He is the voice of all the major airshows in Oklahoma, including the “Aerospace America” and “Tinker Star Spangled Salute,” airshows. The event is free for all members and only $5 each for non-members, which includes admission to the museum for the evening. The museum encourages everyone to come out for this fun presentation only to be heard at “Stories at the Stafford.” For more information, please contact the museum at 772-5871 or visit the website www.staffordmuseum.com. [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]
About the Author: Chaney
Chaney is the Marketing & Development Coordinator at the Stafford Air & Space Museum. Feel free to reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 580-772-5871.