- Wilbur Wright trained the first two Army aviators at the field (they soloed in under 4 hours, if I remember correctly)
- It was a stop on the first airmail route
- The precursor of the ILS was developed and tested there
- The Ercoupe was test flown there
At first glance, the Wright Model B replica looked like it was made out of aluminum, and I immediately began to question the accuracy of the reproduction. It turns out that it is historically accurate: the Wrights coated the exposed wood with aluminum powder to throw off their competitors!
Meandering through the museum is a good way to spend a couple of hours. I saw just about everything--skipping the simulators and kids games--in about two hours.
If you fly in, it takes about a minute to walk from the operations building to the museum. I was told that there are currently no landing fees or ramp fees if you visit for the day.
I heard there is a barbecue planned (in June?) where the Baltimore FSDO and TSA will all be present so that you can complete the vetting paperwork in one place.