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Media Contact: 

Shell Amega or Paula Wagner
Work: (213) 744-7496

Cell: (805) 490-0239

August 26, 2003
Photo Media Advisory
California Science Center Crowns New Parking Structure with Unique A-12 Blackbird Plane to Herald the Centennial of Flight

A photo opportunity to capture the installation of a unique A-12 Blackbird atop a newly constructed subterranean parking structure at the California Science Center. The A-12 is fabricated entirely of titanium and is the only A-12 trainer ever constructed. It has also flown more flights and spent more hours in the air than any other A-12.
Vantage Points
Photographers will have three vantage points providing different views of
the A-12.


Thursday, August 28, 2003

  • Hoisting of airplane 9 a.m.
  • Setting the A-12 on the pylons 10:30 a.m.

The Blackbird exhibit installation heralds the upcoming California Science
Center "Centennial of Flight Festival" celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers historic flight at Kitty Hawk. The festival, which takes place Nov. 15 and 16, will feature a fully restored flying replica of the Wright Brothers’ 1902 glider, interactive exhibits, storytelling, hands-on workshops and presentations.


The California Science Center is located at 700 State Drive in Exposition Park, Los Angeles. Enter off of Exposition Blvd. and turn into driveway located one block west of Figueroa Blvd. Park on State Drive near the east corner of the Rose Garden.

Construction Site Requirements
All news crews, photographers, reporters must have clearance to attend; please email Shell Amega or call (213) 744-7496 for reservations and to sign the release; all attending must where hard-soled, closed toe shoes. Hard hats will be distributed.
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