First Flight Centennial Ceremony
A planned re-enactment of Orville Wright’s 12 second powered flight 100 years earlier on December 17, 1903 was not shown due to in… read more
A planned re-enactment of Orville Wright’s 12 second powered flight 100 years earlier on December 17, 1903 was not shown due to in climate weather. The re-enactment was planned for 1035 a.m. and a subsequent attempt in the afternoon, which failed, was also not shown.
President Bush and other officials spoke to the crowd gathered in front of a rain-soaked stage about the importance of the Wright brothers and the impact of flight over the past century. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Lee Greenwood Singer
- Gale A. Norton Secretary Department of the Interior
- Tom Poberenzy President Experimental Aircraft Assn.
- John Travolta Actor
- U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission
- Wright Brothers National Memorial
- North Carolina First Flight Centennial Commission
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