Year of Flight
Century has passed, the World has changed and we have reached
for the stars.
That’s where it began…… at Kitty Hawk and that’s
what the World of Aviation is set to remember, come the 17th of
December 2003…….ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL POWERED
EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA and by extension,
its network of International Chapters around the World are all
set to remember the two brothers with a ‘can do’ spirit
that made these things possible. They were the original ‘Homebuilders,’
a title that EAA members identify with. The Centennial Year of
Flight Commission was created by Congressional decree to ensure
that the efforts of the Wright Brothers were remembered and honored
in suitable fashion. They will be remembered and honored by the
Aviation world in very many ways this year.
Leading the celebrations, EAA America will conduct numerous activities,
culminating in an actual flight of a completely replicated Wright
Flyer built by EAA members authentic in every way, including its
fabric cover, which incidentally was traced to its original source….a
women’s undergarments manufacturer!!
Malaysia, EAA, represented by Chapter 1090, is also set to honour
the Wright Brothers achievements by a series of commemorative
Aviation Events that is specially designed to attract the Sport
invite all members of the Sport Flying Community in entire ASIA
to join us in these Commemorative Events. We are going to conduct
the following Aviation Events, dates and venues for which will
be announced in Wings Over Asia, as they are finalized.