Chkalov’s Transpolar Flight to Vancouver
Clark County Historical Museum will launch its 2023 Speaker Series on Thursday, February 2, with Columbia River High student Luke Hildreth’s presentation of “Chkalov’s Transpolar flight to Vancouver: Exploring its significance in both the Soviet Union and America.” The event will occur in person at the Clark County Historical Museum. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m.
Chkalov was a Soviet Pilot who, when attempting to fly from Moscow to Oakland, had to emergency land at Pearson Airfield in 1937. During this month’s presentation, Columbia River High School student, Luke Hildreth, will be presenting the findings of his History Extended Essay, in which he explores the question, “How significant was Chkalov’s flight to Vancouver and what was its significance on politics, culture, and aviation in both the Soviet Union and America?”
Luke Hildreth is a high school senior participating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma program at Columbia River High School. Hildreth loves skiing, hiking, and camping, and is graduating in June, 2023.
The CCHM Speaker Series is sponsored by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission and the League of Women Voters of Clark County. General admission is $5; seniors and students are $4; children under 18 are $3; and the evening is free for CCHM members, veterans, and active-duty military personnel.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, as seating is limited.
For more information, contact the museum at 360-993-5679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.