ELMHURST – A Book Above will host a free Air and Water Expo on Saturday with presentations by aviation and sea experts, including a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
Steve Vanides, a petty officer second class, will share stories about his service in the Philippines as a Morse code operator.
A Book Above will offer 10 percent off air and water books during the event.
The event is sponsored by Readers Ignite.
Schedule of speakers:
9 a.m.: Major Gerry Baumgartner, Civil Air Patrol, Clow International Airport in Bolingbrook
10 a.m.: Howard Bifeld, Blue Max Radio Control Flying Club vice president
11 a.m.: Captain Gary Sprigg, Civil Air Patrol, Illinois Wing Group 2, Orland Park
Noon: Michael Pfeifer, Naperville Propmasters
2 p.m.: Steve Vanides, U.S. Navy World War II veteran
4 p.m.: Liz Dorman, Windy City Flying Club director of client services