February 24, 2007

Clark Dyer Story to air on
Windstream Channel 4

Photo ©2007 Billy Turnage
Mark Mote, Director and Editor of Windstream Channel 4, and Cindy Williams, President of Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce, are beginning production of a series of programs on people, places and history of North Georgia. The first of these programs will feature the story of Union County’s pioneer aviator, Micajah Clark Dyer, whose airplane design was patented in 1874.

While Mark filmed on February 22, 2007, Cindy interviewed Sylvia Dyer Turnage, great-great granddaughter of Clark Dyer, who authored a book “The Legend of Clark Dyer’s Remarkable Flying Machine” and an article for the 400 Edition magazine, "Pioneer Aviator Waits 132 Years for Honor." Sylvia also has been interviewed for Clark Dyer articles published in the Gainesville Times, CNI Newspapers (Athens), Union Sentinel and Altitude magazine (Blue Ridge). She has made presentations on the topic to many church and civic groups in Union County and adjoining counties.

Mark and Cindy will be interviewing other people as they continue with the production of the program on Clark Dyer, which they expect to air in mid-March, 2007. As soon as a date is set for the broadcast, details will be posted on this site. Be sure to check back here over the next few weeks so you won’t miss the date!

1 comment:

Marty Steiner said...

I need to reach the family on this topic. I am a published aviation historian/writer and need to discuss the "Dyer story" and patent. email is sanmar1939@yahoo.com