WOULD YOU LIKE TO ASK A REAL U-2 PILOT WHAT IT’S LIKE?
The Cold War Museum, in cooperation with the Vint Hill Craft Winery, invites you to attend a presentation by noted U-2 pilot and U-2 Squadron Commander Chuck Wilson on
Flying the U-2
Chuck will present using the briefing slides he used many times with top Air Force officials on the U-2 and its capabilities, then take questions from the audience. The U-2 is one of the most difficult aircraft in the world to fly, and Chuck will explain why this is so. Built for the CIA, the U-2 is still used for surveillance, such as of the islands in the South China Sea that the Chinese are fortifying despite disputed ownership of those islands. This is the second in a series of presentations sponsored by the Museum and Winery featuring expert eyewitnesses to significant Cold War events and activities. Presentations occur at the Winery, followed by special access to the Museum (next door) with a tour for event participants. NOTE: The Museum has recently purchased a portable PA system to enhance audience experience; it includes wireless mikes to facilitate questions to the speaker.
Date: Sunday, January 22
Time: 1:00 PM (Arrival: 12:30-12:50 PM)
Cost: $25, including the presentation, a glass of wine, a $10 contribution to the Cold War Museum, and special access to the Museum (next door) for event participants following the presentation.
Location: The Vint Hill Craft Winery, 7150 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill, VA 20187, http://www.vinthillcraftwinery.com/, and the Cold War Museum, 7142 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill, VA 20187, www.coldwar.org
- 12:30-12:50. Participants arrive; they may get their glass of wine at this time.
- 12:50-1:00 Jason Hall, Executive Director of the Cold War Museum, introduces the Museum and Chuck Wilson.
- 1:00-2:00. Chuck presents on Flying the U-2.
- 2:00-2:30. Q&A opportunity for the audience.
- 2:30-3:00 Audience members may claim their glass of wine at this time or buy additional wine.
- 3:00-4:00 The Museum (next door) will be open for event participants, with staff providing a tour for those interested.
Event seating at the Winery is limited, so we suggest that you secure your tickets promptly. Questions? Call or email Jason Hall, 703-283-4124 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org