R1000 Fall 2018 The Flying Aircraft Carriers of the US Navy
Wednesday, 2:15–3:40, Nov. 7
Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center, Lake Anne
Instructor: Peter Ansoff
In the early 1930s, the US Navy commissioned two large airships (dirigibles) that were designed to be mother ships for scouting airplanes. This course will discuss the origins of the program, the construction and characteristics of the ships and their air detachments, their operational histories, their fates, and their legacy. It will also touch briefly on some of the personalities who were involved in the program.
See F987 for instructor information.