It wasn't the most dramatic flight of 1910, but it left an important legacy. Phil Parmelee, a pilot with the
At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 2, in commemoration of the 2010 flight, a replica of the Wright B Flyer will take off from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, circle the Huffman Prairie Flying Field from which Parmelee's flight originated, and head for Rickenbacker Airport in Columbus. Instead of silk, the replica Flyer will carry a piece of ceramic composite cloth and a micro-UAV developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Members of the Wright and Parmelee families will be on hand at Huffman Prairie for the flyover, and the public can follow the commemorative flight on Twitter (hard to imagine Wilbur and Orville using that word).
Watch aerial footage of the real Phil Parmelee, from a 1912 Mack Sennnett comedy: