Connie Nappier Jr. was the honored speaker at Camp Niantic for the Connecticut National Guard. He spoke of his experiences as a Tuskegee Airman (our last surviving member of the Airmen in Connecticut) and answered questions from the audience as well as taking photos with them.
Join BPA Connecticut Saturday, September 29th: Wings Over Westerly! Westerly Airport’s annual festival, come down to the airport and celebrate aviation! Free Young Eagles rides for kids ages 8-17, courtesy of the generous pilots and volunteers from EAA. There are static aircraft displays, kids’ activities and crafts, demonstrations, food and more. Admission to WOW is FREE! Proceeds from sponsorships and food sales support the WAA Scholarship Fund.
Ever since I was little boy, I had the aspiration to become a pilot and/or an astronaut. I grew up watching movies such as the Tuskegee Airmen and Independence Day. These films gave me the inspiration and encouragement to take a growing excitement and zeal involving aviation and turn it into a career.
I began my aviation career at the age of 11, by participating in my first incentive flight where I was able to fly with a flight instructor and all four of my family members in the back of 6-seater Piper aircraft. I knew that once I took flight, it would not be last time at the controls.