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Speaker Series

American Helicopter Museum & Education Center Speaker Series

AHMEC Speaker Series

Presentations are from 7 until 8:30 p.m. and cost $10.00 per person. Free to Museum members.

Thursday, March 21, 7-8:30 pm, Charles Morgan Evans, Helicopter Heroine

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Valérie André is one of the great military aviators of the twentieth century. She was the first woman to fly a helicopter in combat and one of the first three helicopter medevac pilots. Flying more than 150 helicopter rescue missions during the French war in Indochina (including at Dien Bien Phu), and parachuting into the field twice, André was a trailblazer, a pioneer of flying helicopters in combat and an innovator of battlefield medicine, who risked her life to treat the wounded, whether they were French or Vietnamese, whether they were friend, civilian, or foe. Aviation historian Charles Morgan Evans tells her story with verve and pathos.

AHMEC Speaker Series

Presentations are from 7 until 8:30 p.m. and cost $10.00 per person. Free to Museum members.

Thursday, May 2nd, 7-8:30 pm, Eileen Bjorkman, Fly Girls Revolt

In 1993, U.S. women earned the right to fly in combat, but the full story of how it happened is largely unknown. From the first women in the military in World War II to the final push in the 1990s, The Fly Girls Revolt chronicles the actions of a band of women who overcame decades of discrimination and prevailed against bureaucrats, chauvinists, anti-feminists, and even other military women.

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