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Aviation Museum of NH - Program - U.S. Coast Guard Aviation
The Aviation Museum of NH will celebrate the U. S. Coast Guard's 100th anniversary of aviation Saturday, February 10, 11:00 AM.
This event was cancelled two years ago due due to weather and now rescheduled. Coast Guard LT (jg) Steven R. Rodmore from the Air Station at Cape Cod will present the Coast Guard Aviation story.
Regular museum admission applies.
Museum members receive free admission.
Coast Guard Aviation's official birthdate is April 1, 1916, when Lieutenant Elmer F. Stone reported aboard Naval Aeronautic Station Pensacola, Florida, to begin flight training and become Coast Guard Aviator No. 1. In May 1919, Lt. Stone served as first pilot of the Navy's NC-4 flying boat for the first ever flight across the Atlantic Ocean, from Newfoundland to the Azores, Lisbon, Portugal, and Plymouth, England.
By 1926, the Coast Guard had the resources and personnel to operate its own group of aircraft with missions of oceanic search, rescue, and enforcement. Since those early days, Coast Guard Aviation has expanded its efforts in Homeland Security, as well as Navy augmentation during wartime. Its work is in coastal and inland waters and when needed, overseas. It needs no publicity nor elaborate airshows for the public to be aware of its successful contribution as the world's seventh largest airpower with more than 220 fixed and rotary wing aircraft, saving thousands of lives each year.
Join us for this special Second Saturday@Museum Series presentation.