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Festival of Flight 2003: Fayetteville, NC
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Festival of Flight logoFrom May 16-26, 2003, Festival of Flight in Fayetteville will present a series of aviation-related events well suited to this city, which claims Pope Air Force Base, Fort Bragg's prestigious 82nd Airborne and some 50,000 military residents to its credit. A general aviation air show and arts festival will open the 11 day celebration, followed by an extensive exposition that will feature the past, present and future of aviation. Exhibitors include NASA, the Smithsonian Institution, all branches of the military, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, AIAA's Evolution of Flight, commercial aviation companies and manufacturers. Each day will also include a flyover of a replica 1910, 1911 or 1912 Wright brothers' airplane, as well as demonstrations of moon buggies on a recreated lunar surface. The festival will conclude with a thrilling military air show at Pope Air Force Base, Memorial Day ceremonies and a parade.

With an emphasis on education, Festival of Flight has also developed a yearlong curriculum that will culminate with 1,000 students being sponsored each day for exclusive access to the Festival's exposition. Celebrity speakers, hands on wing construction with Nick Engler, and a live satellite link with the International Space Station are among the special programs planned for student audiences.


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