• 619.435.7242
  • 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado CA 92118

May 16, 2024 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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Wine & Lecture: History of North Island with Dave Landon

May 16 - May 16, 2024

Coronado Historical Association
1100 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

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The Coronado Historical Association invites you to the next lecture of our popular Wine and Lecture series as former CO of Naval Air Station North Island, David Landon, shares his knowledge about Coronado's naval history.

The Navy's first aviator, Lieutenant Ellyson, and many other military personnel were trained at North Island starting in 1911.  The station was granted official recognition as the "Birthplace of Naval Aviation" by a resolution of the House Armed Services Committee on August 15, 1963. From the military's aviation origins to geographical changes to North Island over time, David will share some of the many stories about the history and development of Naval Air Station North Island.

Tickets are available now by clicking Register Now above! 

Important Registration Information: Capacity is limited and reservations are required. No walk-ins will be admitted.

If you have any questions please email info@coronadohistory.org or call (619) 435-7242.

Please be aware that tickets for the wine & lecture events are nonrefundable, as proceeds support our educational mission.

David R. Landon

David, a native of Guilford, Connecticut, graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1975 with a BS in Business Administration. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1976 and retired as a Captain in 2006 after 30 years on active duty. He has commanded HSL-­51 in Atsugi Japan, HSL-­41 in San Diego California, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility in San Diego and Naval Base Coronado, which included NAS North Island, Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, NALF San Clemente Island, the Silver Strand Training Complex, La Posta Mountain Warfare Training Complex and OLF Imperial Beach. Since retiring from the Navy, David has worked as the Chief Operating Officer and co-­owner of Priority Solutions, a permanent placement- ­recruiting firm and as a Program Manager and leadership advisor for Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Systems Technology Incorporated (STI) in 2011 and retired from STI in DEC 2017.

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