May 8 – Dinner with a Slice of History – Around the World with Jerrie Mock
Presented by Wendy Hollinger 6:30 pm.
Ohio native Jerrie Mock (1925-2014) was the first woman to fly solo around
the world. She made the flight in 1964 in an 11 year old Cessna 180 which
is now hanging in the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center. Jerrie was a 38
year old housewife with only a Private Pilot's license, and less than 700
flying hours. She flew into countries where, even today, women are not
allowed to drive. She landed at a secret military base, dealt with severe
icing and flew through sandstorms. But she completed over 23, 200 miles in
29 days, 11 hours, and 59 minutes, and was awarded an FAA medal by
President Lyndon Johnson.
Jerrie’s book, Three-Eight Charlie, has been out of print for many years.
Wendy Hollinger and Dale Ratcliff volunteered to publish a new edition for
the 50th anniversary of her flight, and met with Jerrie and reviewed her
memorabilia. They spent hours interviewing her and photographing her
materials, and became passionate about sharing her story. Please join us
for this incredible story.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm with the presentation to follow. Tickets
are $15 non-members, $13 members. Please RSVP soon- seats are limited!
DateFriday May 8, 2015 | 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
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LocationCleveland, Ohio, 44114(KBKL)