OPA holds monthly dinner meetings the first Thursday of every month (with some exceptions; check our Calendar on this site) at the C.E. Page Building at Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City (see map at left). Distinguished guest speakers present educational and safety related programs at the monthly dinner meetings. Visitors are welcome!
Dinner is $13 per person and payable by cash or check at the door. Social gathering starts at 6:30pm; dinner is served at 7:00pm; presentation usually starts around 7:30pm. Dinner is not required.
Please email Roger Walton (below) with reservations. Indicate if dinner is desired.
OPA hosts monthly FlyAways to interesting destinations for lunch or dinner and other activities. We like to fly, and we like to eat!
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OCTOBER DINNER MEETING
Thursday - November 1st
Speaker: Bill Moore
Oklahoma Aviation History
Social 6:30 pm; Dinner 7:00 pm
Oklahoma City has a long history with aviation and airports. Those airports began with a grass strip near today's current intersection of S.E. 89th and Shields. Learn more about this and other airport information from a co-author of the book, The Oklahoma Aviation Story.
Bill Moore received his B.A. in 1979 and M.A. in 1993 in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Oklahoma. He has been honored as a University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism Distinguished Alum. His career in video production work included time with the F.A.A., Oklahoma City Community College, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS), as well as producing documentaries for OETA. The decade he spent with OHS included serving as part of the group responsible for opening the new Oklahoma History Center in 2005, which included the Oklahoma film and tape library established by Moore composed of several million feet of film and tape. He has written numerous historical journal and magazine articles on the space program as well as being author and co-author of four books dealing with Oklahoma history. He serves on several film and book publication committees; and served as President of the Stafford Air and Space Museum Board. He also served on the Gaylord College of Journalism's JayMac Alumni Board.
Working on the exhibit about Oklahomans involved with the space program when the Oklahoma History Center opened, Moore continued researching this field that had fascinated him his entire life. It turned into a project known as "Oklahomans and Space." This project has yielded a coffee table book and 7-part documentary series on OETA. Previous work included a documentary, "Thomas P. Stafford, Oklahoma Astronaut." Both projects were nominated for a Heartland Emmy Award.
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