4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-372-3521 x116.
11 am - 4 pm. A one-day outdoor festival to commemorate three of Bridgeport CT's significant innovative contributions to aviation: 110th Anniversary of Gustave Whitehead and the first airplane flight; the Sikorsky Helicopter, and the Frisbee (The Frisbie Baking Company). * Live music performed by "Kite" * Frisbee Free-Style Demonstrations * Frisbee Golf Tournament on Bridgeport's New, Frisbee Golf Course, next to Discovery in Veterans' Park. Limited space; Pre-registration required.
* Displays by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Barnum Museum, Connecticut Air & Space Center, Bridgeport History Center, Blackhorse Garage * Presentation by Andy Koch, who actually built and flew a replica of Whitehead's airplane * Presentation by Charles Brilovitch, former City Historian * Special Guest, George "Doc" Gunther, founder, Connecticut Air & Space Museum
* Whitehead Make-&-Take Paper Airplane Activitiy for Kids * Hands-On Science Fun with Discovery's Remarkable Education Team
* Wright Bros. Dunk Tank--Can You Dunk the Target with a Frisbee? * Frisbee Throwing Contests: Accuracy and Distance
* Display by Black Horse Garage: 1965 Porsche 350SC and 1968 Mercedes Benz 300 SL. Black Horse Garage, Bridgeport, is recognized as a leading restorer of vintage and historic vehicles. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m -- Live teleconference in the Discovery auditorium with the head of the Whitehead Museum in Germany and a virtual tour of the museum. Mayor Bill Finch will greet his counterpart in Germany live. Congressman Jim Himes and members of the German consulate will be in attendance as well. Professor Pietschmann from Vienna will moderate the proceedings.