Lecture     Series: History Pub

The Beaverton Outlaws

Free and open to the public
Monday, October 30, 2017
7PM – 9PM

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers

McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97211
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Event Type: LectureAudience(s): Family-friendly, Researchers, TeachersLocation: Portland

Did you know that you can design, build, license, and fly your very own full scale aircraft? Did you know that Oregon is home to the most successful line of kit-built aircraft in the US? Did you know that without Oregon pilots none of this would be possible?! Hear the story of Beaverton pilots, known as the “Beaverton Outlaws,” who literally flew in the face of the federal government in the 1930's when home built aircraft was marked illegal. Tim Talen and Mark Baxter will be presenting a video history of these men, complete with oral interviews of the outlaws themselves, highlighting what it was like to fly in such a time. Tim & Mark will follow-up with discussion on how these men, through their passion and dedication, forever changed the face of general aviation as we know it today.

Read more in “The Resistance,” in Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine.

Mark Baxter is currently president of the Oregon Antique & Classic Aircraft Club, as well as a director for the Oregon Aviation Historical Society. Mark owns and flies a 1941 Taylorcraft and is in the process of building a variation of a Pietenpol, which is an open cockpit aircraft designed in the 1930s. He is a volunteer in the OAHS restoration hangar, and with his love of sharing Oregon's rich aviation history, has become one of the most active summer docents at the OAHS air museum in Cottage Grove.

Ability Accommodation Information

This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible

About History Pub

Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center, and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.

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