Riley proclaims March "Aviation and Aerospace Heritage Month in Alabama
The month of March 2010 was proclaimed “Aviation and Aerospace Heritage Month” to commemorate the first flight of an airplane in the state of Alabama.
The flight by Orville Wright was conducted on March 26, 1910 over the grounds of present day Maxwell Air Force Base.
The proclamation was signed by Governor Bob Riley during a ceremony held in the Old House Chamber of the State Capitol Building.
Attending the ceremony were (standing L-R) George Cully, Director, Air University Office of History, Maxwell Air Force Base; Dr. John C. Eagerton IV, Chief, Alabama Department of Transportation Aeronautics Bureau; Fred Sington, President, Aviation Council of Alabama; Billy Singleton, Chairman, Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame; Dr. James Griffin, Executive Director, Southern Museum of Flight; Jerome Ennels, Archivist, United States Air Force Historical Research Agency; and Colonel Kris Beasley, Commander, 42nd Air Base Wing, Maxwell Air Force Base.