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February 2012 - University of Idaho - Celebrating Leadership and Inspiring Futures
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August 2011 - Dr. Forrest Bird’s Tips - Dr. Forrest Bird shared his perspective and advice during his visit to campus. Here a few of his tips:
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August 2011 - Inventor Sparks Kids’ Love of Discovery - When he isn’t tweaking a line of life-saving devices he invented or teaching doctors how best to use them, 90-year-old Dr. Forrest Morton Bird is usually holding court with a gaggle of excited school children.
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August 19, 2010 - Stay and Play: Get sidetracked to Sandpoint - Roadside activities on the way to town are numerous, fun.
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June 20, 2010 - Female war aviators to be feted by museum - Groups will honor WWII pilots July 17. Read Article>>

July 16, 2010 - Pilot program for equality - Museum event will honor female fliers of World War II. Read Article>>

July 11, 2010 - A military legacy - Sagle museum to honor WWII-era women pilots.
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Bird receives National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama. Read Article>>

Bird receives national honor
Sagle man given Presidential Citizens Medal
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Check Out the "60 Minutes special on Dr. Forrest Bird"! Click Here

Idaho Division of Aeronautics Teacher Aviation Workshops
More information may be found at the "Safety and Education" link on our website at www.itd.idaho.gov/aero.Frank Lester
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Four-Engine Catalina cum Innovator - Budd Davisson, Air Progress, May, 1973
Completely renovating, modifying and generally spiffing up a PBY Catalina isn't a project your average backyard homebuilder is likely to tackle. But Dr. Forrest Bird, an ex-ferry command pilot and aero engineer turned heart-lung specialist, happens to be one of those scientific renaissance men we hear so much about but never meet.

"I was a Dennis the Menace. I drove people crazy." , "American Heritage Magazine"
FORREST BIRD’S CURIOSITY WAS ALWAYS INSATIABLE, AND IT LED HIM TO AN INVENTION THAT HAS KEPT THOUSANDS OF BABIES ALIVE
BY JIM QUINN

United Flying Octogenarians: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/apr/04/flying-legends/

Living Legends of Aviation Award Speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4Gnd4gC6uk

National Medal of Technology & Innovation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QP4HvNhAzc




Bird Aviation and Invention Center - Spokane Sizzle Article (January 2008)

 

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