Russ Meyer, former chairman and CEO of Cessna Aircraft Co., will be one of four inductees into the National Aviation Hall of Fame next July. The other three inductees for the year will be announced on December 17, but because Meyer is such a big part of business aviation, NAHF elected to make the announcement about him at the convention. NAHF executive director Ron Kaplan made the announcement at NBAA’s Opening General Session Monday.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Pilots visiting the site of the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kill Devil Hills, N.C., near Kitty Hawk will soon have more than a minimalist line shack in which to prepare for their outbound flight.
Stevens Aviation has expanded the line-service center at its Dayton, Ohio facility, doubling the size to 3,000 sq ft. Part of the expansion project was a remodeling effort that adds numerous customer amenities, including an updated flight-planning center. The passenger lounge now features two wall-mounted flat-screen televisions, new furniture, an additional lavatory and, for history buffs, a unique display of aviation memorabilia.
Flight’s second century began Dec. 17, 2003, at 10:35 a.m., 100 years to the minute from Orville Wright’s momentous launch of the first powered airplane. Much fanfare, including participation by the President, attended the marking of that moment at Kitty Hawk, N.C., last month.
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