Published on March 28th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer0
Annual Commemoration of the first East to West Transatlantic Flight 1928
Celebrating the 93rd anniversary of the first East to West Transatlantic flight that changed the world and an update on the Portlaoise Plane.
The organisers of this online event look forward to welcoming you to their first virtual commemoration marking the incredible achievements of Col Fitzmaurice, the impact of the Portlaoise Plane during his formative years in Laois and the legacy of the Bremen flight. The exact running order will be confirmed over the coming weeks but the evening will include ;
- A welcome from Teddy Fennelly; Chairman of the Col Fitzmaurice Commemoration Society
- A short video to document ‘The Impossible Dream’ project – a specially commissioned suite of music by composer Martin Tourish inspired by the life of Col James Fitzmaurice for the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra.
- Statements from The Irish Air Corps and the German Ambassador
- An update on the restoration of the Portlaoise Plane
The event takes place on 12th April from 19:00 to 20:30 online. You can register for the event here.