CT Trails Day: The Wonder of Flight/Air Trail

Saturday, June 4

10:45 am - 3:00 pm

In the morning, meet at the Nature Center for training on computer simulators:

2014 NC webphoto IMG_5845


And in the afternoon, meet at the Flying Field for demonstrations and hands-on flights:



Wonder of Flight/Air Trail


Event Summary Wonder of Flight/Air Trail. Practical explanation of why things fly, including hands-on experiences from both computer simulators as well as actual flying of radio controlled models.

Full Event Description:  The Wonder of Flight – from Birds to Drones. At the Nature Center in the morning, demonstrations supported by computer simulation will be led by Don Lord, a private, instrument rated pilot and radio controlled enthusiast for over fifty years.  In addition to the numerous static models, there will be an opportunity for “flying” a plane or drone on the simulator provided.  In the afternoon, demonstrations of gliders, acrobatic planes, helicopters and drones will be conducted at the flying field – just a short walk from the Nature Center.  Adults and children will be given the opportunity to try their hand at actually flying a radio controlled model.


C. Donald Lord, Jr.

Total Distance: 

Less than 0.25 mile.

Meeting Place: 

From 10:45AM – Noon:  Sherwood Island Nature Center. Ask at the Park gate, turn left at East Beach, parking lot is adjacent to the Nature Center.

From Noon- 3:00PM: Model Flying Site at Sherwood Island (walk from Nature Center).

Rain Plan & Registration Details: 

Morning session will continue. Rain cancels afternoon session.

Pre-registration is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to ensure adequate availability of simulators.

Questions and/or participant registration, contact:


Alison Rivard


203 955-1943

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Here’s more info from theConnecticut Forest & Park Association:

Connecticut is proud to host the largest National Trails Day® celebration in the nation.  Although we are a state small in size, we are big on outdoor fun!

Plan on getting your heart pumping and celebrate the thousands of miles of trails in Connecticut with us.  Host your own event or grab your friends and family and hit a trail in your community.

Online event registration is now open, click here to register your event today. Also, check back in late Spring for our online directory to find events throughout the state.

Last year there were 225 trail events in 133 towns to choose from. Thank you to all the event organizers, leaders, sponsors, volunteers, and participants who helped to make the 2015 celebration truly special. We hope to see you all again this year.

For more info, see the Connecticut Forest & Park Association’s siteAnd the National Hiking Society’s June 4 National Trails Day site.

And yes, Connecticut had the most events of all 50 states–by far!

PS: Writers and Photographers: you can submit stories about your hike, and even photos here.