March 25, 2014

Model Is Now On Display at Museum

To-Scale Model of Clark Dyer's Flying Machine

The Model of Clark Dyer's "Apparatus for Navigating the Air" is now on display at the Union County Historical Society's Museum in the Old Courthouse on the Square in Blairsville. The model was built to scale by Jack Allen of Blairsville using the 1874 U.S. Patent drawings and descriptions. The display case has a mirrored floor which enables a view of the open bottom of the craft and its internal working parts. The hinged wings are left uncovered to show how they function.

Many thanks to Jack Allen for his time and skill in building this model of Micajah Clark Dyer's flying machine. It will be enjoyed for years to come and will acquaint the public with the genius of Georgia's Pioneer Aviator who was able to envision, build and fly an aircraft with steering capability far ahead of other airplane inventors.

October 5, 2013

Wings of Freedom is Coming to Town




     The Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Collings Foundation to bring the Wings of Freedom Tour to Union County on October 21-23. The authentically restored WWII aircraft that the Tour will bring to the Blairsville Airport are the B-17, B-24, and P-51.
     You can tour through these planes and even take a flight aboard for the ultimate immersion in history! Take a virtual tour right now by way of a video at this link: http://www.collingsfoundation.org/cf_flightexperiences.htm
     These planes fly on missions that are quite different than those of so long ago. Their mission for today is to educate the world about our courageous World War II veterans and to remember those who have left us. These aircraft stand as tributes to their crews and fly on as living history to enlighten future generations.
     Schedule your flight at this link: http://www.collingsfoundation.org/fe_scheduleflight.htm