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Sedona, AZ, United States, 2013/09/17 - Flying Over Time: The Spirit of St. Louis Exhibition, which contains original memorabilia about the construction of the Spirit of St. Louis, is returning to Sedona, Arizona for a special exhibition at Sedona Airport's Family Fun Day - Sedona.biz.
In 1999, Nova Hall found a 100-year old steamer trunk in his garage filled with items that the Smithsonian didn't even know existed. When he opened it, he discovered that it contained things from his grandfather, Donald A. Hall Sr., designer of the Spirit of St. Louis, the airplane that Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic in 1927.
Nova Hall’s discovery of this trunk provided important documentation about the construction of the famous aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis. Hall’s discovery of the trunk led to the establishment of the “Flying Over Time: The Spirit of St. Louis Exhibition, a 501C3 educational charity which focuses on STEM and art education, which was developed with Arizona State University.
The exhibition has traveled around the United States and is now returning to Sedona, Arizona, where the chest was first discovered. The exhibition will be shown in the terminal in Sedona as part of the Sedona Airport’s Family Fun Day on September 21, 2013, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Family Fun Day will be free to all guests. The event is funded by a grant from the Sedona Oak Creek Airport Authority. Sedona Airport’s Family Fun Day will have many other events and exhibitions, including a USO musical show by the USO Kid’s Officer’s club. Fun Day will also have a car show, a visit from famous aviator Kermit Weeks, grandson Nova Hall, and will have various WWII aircraft which have come to the Sedona Airport's event. There will also be WWII period music and more, plus model aircraft and static displays. Emergency helicopter personnel will be present to talk about their operational systems and procedures while Sedona Airport’s fire department will demonstrate their modern equipment.
Nova Hall will be showcasing aviation-themed artwork along with selling and signing his book, The Mysterious Man behind Lindbergh’s Flight to Paris, which recaps the story of the trunk, its contents, and Donald A. Hall Sr.’s instrumental involvement in photographing, design and testing. A FAA WINGS seminar for pilots will be presented by his publisher/pilot, Nina Anderson.
Flying Over Time will also unveil a 1:127 scale of the Eiffel tower, the landmark that assisted Charles Lindbergh in completing his world-famous solo crossing of the Atlantic. The model tower will be 7 feet tall and use special LED lighting to ensure it is a functional model of the Parisian landmark. The model has been built by Damian Cavasos of Flying Over Time, and will be auctioned off during the festival, with proceeds going to Flying Over Time.
Flying Over Time is a certified and IRS approved tax-exempt 501-C3 educational charity. The charity’s mission is to personify the great aviation feat of the Spirit of St. Louis and demonstrate the history, art and sciences of transportation and commerce to young students across the United States.
If you would like more information on Flying Over Time: The Spirit of Saint Louis Exhibition or would like an interview someone involved with the Exhibition, call Nova Hall or email.