THE 1908 MODEL A “FORT MYER” FLYERIn 1903, they invented the airplane. In 1908, they stunned the world. When Orville Wright took off in the Model A Flyer at Fort Myer, Virginia in September 1908, the world knew that flight was a reality. The aviation industry was born. Since then, the 1908 airplane had been lost to history. Until now.
On September 6, 2008, the Flyer returned to Fort Myer for the first time in 100 years. The gates of Fort Myer opened to celebrate the Centennial of Military Aviation, with the Flyer as the centerpiece and main attraction. The Flyer is now part of the permanent collection of the forthcoming National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
THE 1909 MILITARY FLYER—SIGNAL CORPS #1The 1909 MIlitary Flyer was the airplane the Wrights used in their return to Fort Myer, Virginia following the fatal crash of 1908. It was taken to College Park, Maryland, where Wilbur Wright trained the first Army officers to fly. College Park’s outstanding aviation museum has requested this Flyer as the centerpiece for their expansion, as a celebration of their Centennial in 2009. The project includes public Celebrations at Fort Myer, Virginia, and College Park, Maryland, 2009 and permanent, interactive, educational display at the College Park Aviation Museum
Sponsorship is needed to bring this project to completion! Sponsors will be recognized in our musuem displays. Please contact us for more information about this outstanding opportunity.
THE 1910 TRANSITIONAL MODEL A/B1910 Transitional Model A/B was the aircraft Orville Wright took to Montgomery, Alabama in the late winter of 1910 to use as a trianer in the first US civilian flying school. It was later flown by the Wright exhibition team across the United States. The reproduction has been built for the Wright Brothers/Maxwell Field Museum, a new museum being planned adjacent to Maxwell Air Force Base. The project includes permanent, interactive, educational display at the Wright Brothers/Maxwell Field Museum.
Sponsorship is needed to bring this project to completion! Sponsors will be recognized in our musuem displays – and more events are bening planned for the Flyer for 2010. Please contact us for more information about this outstanding opportunity.