The 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation Foundation kicked off a year-long celebration in honor of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard’s 100th anniversary of flight this weekend.
The Centennial of Naval Aviation Kick-Off Gala, held Saturday, Feb. 12, was part of the weekend-long celebration in San Diego. Known as the “Birthplace of Naval Aviation,” the San Diego Bay is where the first flight of a naval aircraft, a Curtiss Wright seaplane built by Glenn Curtiss, took place in 1911.
The year-long Centennial events will include air shows, conventions, and festivals in 24 states. The 100th Anniversary celebration year will close with a gala at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C., Dec. 3. The 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation Foundation will also support the 2012 Marine Aviation Centennial Celebration which will culminate in a gala on May 19, 2012.
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