Activities to mark 100th anniversary of flight

April 14, 2002

Activities are being planned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first successful powered airplane flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903 in North Carolina.

The College Park Aviation Museum and Glenn L. Martin Museum at Martin State Airport are preparing interactive displays to allow visitors to experience the excitement and progress in aviation over the past 100 years.

Other events being planned include the America's Aviation Adventure Program. Museums from Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina have created an "aviation trail" that will take observers from the first sustained manned flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C., to the best of the nation's military air triumphs to the intricacies of space exploration. The trail consists of 17 museums, including the BWI Observation Gallery.

Information on these and other programs: College Park Museum, 301-864-6029; Glenn L. Martin Museum, 410-682-6122; America's Aviation Adventure Program, 888-824-7463; or Maryland Historical Trust, 410-514-7660.

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