Fri, May 14, 2004
FAA Headquarters Buildings Named After Wright Brothers
Two downtown Washington (DC) office buildings housing the US
Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) will be named after the inventors of powered, sustained,
controlled flight, Orville and Wilbur Wright.
"This is a fitting tribute for two American icons,"
Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta said. "Aviation began
with the Wright brothers' dream of flight. Today, the
Department of Transportation helps continue that dream as millions
of travelers fly safely to locations throughout the world."
The measure, approved by Congress earlier this year, renamed the
agency's Federal Building 10-A at 800 Independence Ave., SW, the
Orville Wright Federal Building, and Federal Building 10-B at 600
Independence Ave., SW, as the Wilbur Wright Federal Building.
A formal naming ceremony for the FAA buildings hosted by
Secretary Mineta and FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey will be
held within the next few weeks. Ohio and North Carolina
congressional delegations, former FAA administrators, and members
of the Wright family will be invited. In addition,
one-third-scale replicas of the Wright Flyer and Wright Glider will
be hung permanently in the building lobbies. Both replicas
were previously displayed at the Rockefeller Center Cradle of
Flight exhibitions that ran in New York City last summer.
Also: CVR/FDR Expansion, Focusing On Santa Monica, NASAO Boss, GE9X Engine, 1000th H-60M, Verizon Drones, New LAS ATC A Transportation Safety Board of Canada team is currently inve>[...]
Aero-News Quote of the Day "Think of this transition as changing an engine on a plane when it's inflight. Rolling out STARS in our nation's busiest airspaces, without disrupting ai>[...]
Aero Linx: The Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons (SoUSAFFS) SoUSAFFS was established in 1960 to more specifically support the USAF FS than AsMA at large could. Sin>[...]
Final Approach Point The point, applicable only to a nonprecision approach with no depicted FAF (such as an on airport VOR), where the aircraft is established inbound on the final >[...]
A Few Questions AND Answers To Help You Get MORE Out of ANN!>[...]