Air & Space Museum
Speaker Series | The Berlin Airlift and You
Date: Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 | 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: Air & Space Museum
Categories: Lecture, Special Events
What possible effect could a military airlift 75 years ago in Germany have on you today? Find out and join us in the Harrison Ford Theater to hear a Speaker Series presentation from Wings’ Curator Chuck Stout.
Whether you ride in an airliner, fly your own airplane, or never go near an airport, the amazing developments pioneered during the Berlin Airlift affect you every day. The enormous amount of food, fuel and other basics needed to sustain a city of two million people required a massive shift in thinking about how aircraft were flown, scheduled and maintained. These ideas transformed civilian air travel, improved air safety and found their way into solving the logistics problems for any organization that moves large amounts of cargo from one place to another.
Chuck Stout, Curator at Wings Over the Rockies, is part of the team that developed and created the new exhibit at the Air & Space Museum “The Berlin Airlift: Supplies from the Sky.” Chuck has been involved in both aerospace and museum work his entire adult life. He learned to fly as a teenager and has been an active pilot ever since. He has helped design, build and test satellites, helped write and illustrate dozens of books and online courses to train pilots, created scores of museum exhibits and given hundreds of presentations on science and aerospace topics. Chuck began volunteering at Wings about 29 years ago and became full time in 2018. Whether in an elementary school classroom or a senior center, his lively presentations encourage interaction and keep audiences engaged, interested and entertained!