Save the Date! (August 6-7, 2011)
2011 Spirit of St. LouisÂ Flight Simulation Weekend!
Dixieland Concert â€¢ Antique Cars â€¢ Historic Movies â€¢ Open House!!
At exactly 8:52 AM Saturday, August 6, two young Flemington pilots, Andrew Vollenberg and Tim Sabbarese, will take off in the Spirit of St. Louis, using a powerful flight simulator in an attempt to replicate the famous flight from New York to Paris. You are invited to watch as they work together to complete the 33 hour flight, in the same weather conditions (icing, fog and storms) faced by Charles Lindbergh in 1927. This is the third attempt; no team has been crash free. During the flight, weâ€™ll have an open house that will include a programming demonstration, movies and a Dixieland Band concert.
Why? The flight is one small part part of Mediatechâ€™s mission of â€œTowns Made Better By Technology,â€â€ˆin this case, celebrating our unique history using a simulator. The flight is part of an open house to show off Mediatechâ€™s growing resources, which include a large circulating video game collection, the new iPad lounge, Wii, PS3 and Kinect stationsâ€”created by volunteers and donations, without depending on taxpayer money.
Where?â€ˆMediatech, 118 Main St. 2nd Floor in the Flemington Free Public Library, open from noon to 4 PM all summer.
Come Fly the Plane!â€ˆWhile the pilots canâ€™t be disturbed, they may let you take the stick for a short time. A backup simulator will be available for your experimentation.