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EAA’s 50 Flags to Kitty Hawk

EAA-member pilots will play a significant role in helping celebrate the achievements of the Wright brothers and 100 years of powered flight in 2003. As part of EAA's Countdown to Kitty Hawk program, presented by Ford Motor Company, EAA and the National Park Service have combined to create EAA's 50 Flags to Kitty Hawk initiative. One EAA-member pilot from each of the 50 states will be selected to fly their respective state flag to the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, during the day of their choice in calendar year 2003. Each pilot will also carry a proclamation from that state's governor declaring the day of their flight "50 Flags to Kitty Hawk Day" for their respective state.

After being welcomed by the National Park Service, the flag of the pilot's home state is raised and flown throughout the day at the National Memorial.

Charles Stites, EAA-member pilot from North Carolina, was the first pilot to fly his state's flag to Kitty Hawk, kicking off the program on December 17, 2002 at the 99th Anniversary of the First Flight ceremonies. Below see the EAA-member pilots who have already represented their state by making that historic flight to Kitty Hawk.

Pilots Selected:

State Pilot Date of Flight
AL Ronald David July 21, 2003
AK Kendell Smith May 30, 2003
AZ Robert Brackett October 12, 2003
AR Tony Palesotti August 9, 2003
CA Martha King May 19, 2003
CO Donna Miller July 26, 2003
CT Stephen Korta October 7, 2003
DE Barry Breeding June 2, 2003
FL Barbara Walters-Phillips October 17, 2003
GA Richard Urash November 13, 2003
HI Eliot Merk August 20, 2003
ID Douglas Kandle July 24, 2003
IL Charles Taylor May 12, 2003
IN David Clark November 20, 2003
IA Shane Vande Voort June 25, 2003
KS Benjamin Lee November 24, 2003
KY Steve Koch August 23, 2003
LA Emmett Carson July 31, 2003
ME John Gobel August 22, 2003
MD Denny Workman October 21, 2003
MA Raymond Lehner Jr. July 7, 2003
MI Gregg Cornell November 21, 2003
MN Kevin Rebman November 8, 2003
MS Johnny Smith October 25, 2003
MO Les Featherston October 6, 2003
MT Ray Sanders September 20, 2003
NE Jon Enevoldsen October 5, 2003
NV James Bonelli July 11, 2003
NH Robert Hough July 30, 2003
NJ Angus Fraser August 16, 2003
NM John Rice April 8, 2003
NY John Morrow August 15, 2003
NC Charles Stites December 17, 2002
ND Malia Mosman September 11, 2003
OH Carl La Rue September 13, 2003
OK G. Michael Huffman June 5, 2003
OR Cheryl Cruson September 29, 2003
PA Gina Montgomery May 29, 2003
PR Edgar Tello July 25, 2003
RI Rick Dyer November 21, 2003
SC Kip Pratt July 17, 2003
SD Amanda Svec June 27, 2003
TN Marcia Barnes October 3, 2003
TX Rick Raesz November 30, 2003
UT Marc Reynolds October 3, 2003
VT Loren Shaw November 21, 2003 
VA Michael Davis April 20, 2003
WA Larry Howard/Addison Pemberton September 20, 2003
WV Michael Sheridan November 14, 2003
WI Eric Oxendorf October 24, 2003
WY Timothy Hu September 1, 2003

 
EAA Bob Warner Sept 11, 2003




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