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Date:
2024-05-04

Time From:
10:00 am

Time To:
2:00 pm

Cost:
Free & Open to the Public

Location:
The Works

On May 4, from 10 AM-2 PM, The Works will celebrate The 60th Anniversary of Jerrie Mock’s historic solo flight around the world in 1964. She was a mother of three, a housewife, and a pilot who dreamed of seeing the world from the sky. She flew a single engine Cessna 180, nicknamed “Charlie”, across oceans, deserts, mountains, and jungles, covering almost 23,000 miles in 29 days.

She faced many challenges and dangers along the way, such as bad weather, mechanical problems, navigation errors, and hostile authorities. But she also experienced the beauty and diversity of the world, meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds who welcomed her and cheered her on.

The Works invites our members and the general public to this free event where we explore Jerrie’s life story, her flight around the world, and her legacy.

Visitors can enjoy hands-on activities throughout the museum that focus on the science of flight, and the history of Jerrie Mock and women in aviation, plus more! Stop at our gallery exhibit, learn at interactive stations, and engage with community partners. Be inspired to dream big at this free community event!

Free & Open to the Public/Indoor & outdoor activities/Food trucks will have items available for purchase