Tales from Connecticut’s Aviation History with John Cilio
Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Enjoy hearing some of the stories that unfolded in Connecticut’s rich and perpetual history of aviation innovation. Did you know that one of the pioneers of aerial photography was from Connecticut? Covering 17 decades, many celebrated Connecticut accomplishments helped pioneer early flight and motivate brave fliers. Who knew that Connecticut, once the leader in U.S. stagecoach travel, would evolve to provide the global aviation community with critical engines, instruments and technologies? Our state created history and contributed to the nation’s overall leadership in aviation. Learn more in a fun, 50-minute virtual presentation.
John Cilio has been telling the stories of history for over a decade. He is a skilled historian having published seven historical books ranging from women working in WWII and their impact on today’s business world to vintage helicopters. Nickolai Sikorsky wrote the foreword to his Helicopter Evolution book and Prince William was kind enough to write a letter about his copy of the book. He is an honorary member of the Danbury, Connecticut WWII Lost Squadron Veterans organization. John hails from a career in IBM corporate marketing and has spoken to large and small audiences in over 60 countries around the world. He lives in Sherman, Connecticut.