Pioneering pilot to speak Feb. 7 at observation gallery...

BWI DIGEST

January 28, 2002

Pioneering pilot to speak Feb. 7 at observation gallery

Maryland resident Gus McLeod, the first person to fly to the North Pole in an open-cockpit airplane, will be the keynote speaker during a Black History Month celebration at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at Baltimore-Washington International Airport's observation gallery, on the upper level between Concourses B and C.

McLeod will give a multimedia presentation about his North Pole flight, his previous aviation adventures and plans for his next expedition. Video from the National Geographic television special that chronicled his flight will be featured.

The program is free and open to the public. Information: 410- 859-7229.

Annual trade show set May 22 for travel agents

BWI has scheduled its 10th annual Passport to the World, a regional travel industry trade show for travel agents, for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 22 on the lower level of the international pier.

About 40 exhibitors, including airline tour operators, hotels, car rental companies and destination representatives, are expected. The event provides travel agents with information on products, travel tours and airline offerings.

Information: 410-859-7032.

Standardized traffic signs to be installed at airport

The Maryland Aviation Administration is designing standardized traffic and parking signs for BWI and related facilities. The signs are to be installed next year.

The system will tell customers on their approach to the airport which lots are in use and how much space is available. Changing message signs will direct travelers to alternate parking lots when primary lots are not available.

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