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April 4, 2014
By AOPA ePublishing staff
April 16 is Wilbur Wright’s birthday, and the Flying Musicians Association, along with the National Park Service and the First Flight Society, plan to throw him a party.
The Flying Musicians Association will co-host a celebration on April 16 at First Flight Airport in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., to salute Wright’s birthday. All are invited to drive or fly to the event, which takes place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Pilot musicians, local musicians, students, and members of the community will celebrate the birth of Wright, who, with his brother, Orville, designed, built, and flew a powered aircraft on Dec. 17, 1903. The Flying Musicians Association will give a presentation at noon about the correlation between aviation and music. Breakfast, snacks, and a birthday cake will be served. Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments to help celebrate.
The Flying Musicians is a nonprofit group of musician pilots who seek to educate others about the common attributes of aviation and music, and encourage personal growth in either area.
Tickets are available online for the Dec. 12 Wright Memorial Dinner in Washington, D.C., as the National Aeronautic Association honors R.A. "Bob" Hoover.
Among the very first lessons a pilot learns is that a control yoke is not a steering wheel. Research underway in Europe could change that.
AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA Foundation Executive Director Jim Minow are challenging one another to see who can recruit the most Hat in the Ring Society members for the foundation before the end of the year.
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