This beautiful 189-acre park is a special place to escape with mature forests, gardens and prairies.RSVP online for the yoga & stretching exercises at 4 p.m. Dayton Art Institute 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton 45405 Founded in a downtown mansion in 1919 as the Dayton Museum of Fine Arts, today the Dayton Art Institute houses more than 20,000 objects spanning more than 5,000 years.In 1971, an individual calling himself Dan Cooper, but now known to the world as DB Cooper, hijacked a Northwest Airlines 727 minutes after take-off from Portland, Oregon.
The Formans also recount numerous details of the skyjacking that Dayton told them during a period in the late 1970s when she incorrectly thought she was free of criminal prosecution due to the expiration of her statute of limitations.
Details such as why she did the heist, where she buried the money, and how she escaped detection for over thirty years compose the key elements of Edge West’s documentary, being filmed for National Geographic cable TV and scheduled to air in August, 2009.
Littlefield’s impersonation was part of the efforts of Edge West Productions of Los Angeles to re-create the scenes of Cooper suspect Barb Dayton’s life at Thun Field.
Edge West is basing much of their documentary on a book written by two other Thun Field pilots, Patricia and Ron Forman, titled, United Airlines captain Molly Littlefield stands in front of her Cessna 140 at Thun Field as she impersonates Barb Dayton in the filming of the National Geographic special, "The Skyjacker Who Got Away."The Formans say their life-long friend and fellow Thun pilot Barb Dayton confessed to them in 1978 that she was DB Cooper, having pulled off the caper by reverting to the male persona she once had until her sex change operation in 1969.
AARP Ohio Meet & Greet events connect members to special places and people. Activities will be led by qualified guides and are free for AARP members with advance registration. Woodland Historic Cemetery and Arboretum 118 Woodland Ave., Dayton 45409 Founded in 1841, Woodland Cemetery is one of the nation’s oldest garden cemeteries, with many notable burials, including Wilbur and Orville Wright.
Fall activities include a volunteer fair, tours of Woodland Historic Cemetery and Arboretum, Paul Laurence Dunbar House or the Dayton Art Institute, or recreational activities at Cox Arboretum Metro Park. Just another way AARP creates real possibilities by connecting you with others. Join us for an exclusive guided walking tour with a social event to follow at Jimmie’s Ladder 11. RSVP online or calling toll-free at 1-877-926-8300. Cox Arboretum Metro Park 6733 N Springboro Pike, Dayton 45449 Join us for yoga & stretching exercises (4 p.m.) or a brisk guided walking tour (5 p.m.) or both!
One indisputable fact is that Barbara Dayton was a highly skilled pilot and parachutist, showing a fearlessness that bordered on reckless.
In addition, she was a proficient machinist and explosive expert, all skills that DB Cooper displayed during his hijacking.
In a few weeks, Edge West will return to Thun Field and interview several others pilots who knew Dayton.