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History Lives Here: Flying Into History - Roy Franklin, Island Aviation and Ernie’s Cafe

In 1995, The Smithsonian identified Roy Franklin of Friday Harbor as one of 22 most important pioneers in commuter aviation in the United States. His legacy, and that of others like Dr. Malcolm Heath, Ernie and Dodie Gann, and the Flying Eagles pilots, to name just a few, is remembered through the efforts of current-day island aviators who share their passion for flying, and the small but thriving airport they call home base. The airport and Ernie’s Café (named after author Ernie Gann), are important local landmarks. Although Ernie’s was recently slated for demolition local pilots and others are making plans to transfrom the former terminal and café into an aviation museum and meeting space for pilots, aspiring pilots and the public. Join them for a night of aviation history and hear about a possible new life for Ernie’s. Presented by John Geyman,

Prior registration is required. To attend please contact Sandy Strehlou An invitation with an event link will be sent to you prior to the event. 

Starts: May 28, 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: Zoom
Contact Person:: Sandy Strehlou


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