January Membership Program
Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Join Daily Press features writer Mark St. John Erickson for a special lecture and book signing celebrating the centenary of Langley Air Force Base.
Nearly 100 years after the first plane took off from Langley Field, it can be hard to see this busy stretch of land along Back River in Hampton as anything other than one of the most important hubs of American air power on the planet. But when the first officers from the fledgling Aviation Section of the Army Signal Corps came to evaluate what is now Langley Air Force Base in late 1916, what they saw was not a highly developed complex of airplane hangars and runways but rather a backcountry expanse of fields, woods and old plantation homes. Hear the story of the people and aircraft that transformed this iconic complex and its role in shaping modern America.