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January 30, 2013

Aviation museum hosts unique program

LONDONDERRY — On Feb. 9, the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire will host The New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society’s vice president, Bob Hough, and his presentation, “Flying the Idaho Back Country.”

Hough’s high-definition video of the adventurous tour of remote airstrips nestled in the beautiful mountainous country of Idaho is nothing short of breathtaking.

Audience members will feel as though they are in the cockpit with him, thanks to a high-definition camera mounted on the wing of the airplane.

Hough and his nephew show landings and take-offs to and from places that most pilots wouldn’t even consider capable of supporting flight operations for kites, much less powered aircraft.

Hough’s humorous and informative narration of their trip lets the audience understand the true nature of each of these tiny aerodromes. The video offers what is literally a bird’s-eye-view of places only accessible by small aircraft or overland by foot.

By airplane, the trips are short and scenic; by foot, it would take months to cover the same ground.

The video and still shots that Hough presents show a very different way of life among the northern Rocky Mountains. People are as rugged as the terrain, but among the most hospitable folks one will ever meet.

Hough’s presentation will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Devino Classroom of the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry.

Seating is limited and is included in the price of admission to the museum.

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