Feeding the Media Machine for the 100th Anniversary of Flight

Today marks 110 years since Orville Wright flew at 10:35 a.m. on Dec. 17, 1903, on a sandy beach dune in North Carolina. The two bicycle-building brothers from Dayton, Ohio, fired up a four-cylinder engine and embarked on the first manned, sustained, powered flight. Learn about the media frenzy surrounding the 100th anniversary of flight in 2003 from the media relations lead for EAA's Countdown to Kitty Hawk program.
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Remembering EAA’s Countdown to Kitty Hawk & the 100th Anniversary of Flight

Jonathan Rhudy served as the media relations lead for EAA’s Countdown to Kitty Hawk presented by Ford Motor Company in 2002 and 2003. He had a front-row seat, traveling the country with the 1903 Wright Flyer reproduction that attempted to fly in Kitty Hawk at 10:35 a.m. on Dec. 17, 2003. Learn about his experiences.
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