Eldon Brown will recount his career in the aviation industry and talk about his memoir, "Controlled Crash," at The Citadel on Tuesday.

Brown will talk about the humorous and often scary side of working with Braniff, Seaboard World Airlines and Japan Airlines.

Brown wrote "Controlled Crash" -- an air-freight industry term for safe landing -- after compiling years of personal insights into freight aviation. The talk, part of the Friends of Daniel Library lecture series, begins at 6:30 p.m. in Bond Hall 165. A reception and book-signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

The series continues on March 8, when local author and Post and Courier columnist Brian Hicks will discuss his new book, "Toward the Setting Sun."

On March 15, the Friends will hold a gala reception featuring Pat Conroy and John Warley, both Class of '67 Citadel alumni. Conroy will discuss his book, "My Reading Life," and Warley will talk about "Bethesda's Child." The gala begins at 5 p.m. and tickets are $50. Call Mary Ann Lakes at 953-7691.