WAR EAGLES AIR MUSEUM TO OBSERVE AVIATION CENTENNIAL

WAR EAGLES AIR MUSEUM TO OBSERVE AVIATION CENTENNIAL

The War Eagles Air Museum, located at the Doña Ana County Airport in Santa Teresa, will host a celebration Sept. 20, commemorating the hundredth anniversary of aviation.

Co-hosting the Centennial of Flight Fly-In event is the El Paso chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of female pilots, of which Amelia Earhart was the first president.

The celebration’s activities include a safety seminar presented by the Federal Aviation Administration, guest speakers and flybys of civil and military airplanes, hot-air balloons and helicopters. A biographical video of brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright will play throughout the day in the museum. The museum’s 29 aircraft, 43 automobiles and historical artifacts from World War II and the Korean Conflict will also be on display.

Event coordinator Dan Taylor said, “We hope that not only aviators will attend the event, but that the public will want to celebrate with us the incredible strides that aviation has made in the century since its birth.”

The Centennial of Flight Fly-In will begin at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the War Eagles Air Museum.

For more information, call Dan Taylor, of the War Eagles Air Museum, at (505) 589-2000 or visit www.war-eageles-air-museum.com. You may also call Grant A. Taylor, assistant to the director of public information, at (505) 647-7290. Anyone calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7290.