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Media Contact: 

Shell Amega or Paula Wagner
(213) 744-7446

 
December 17, 2003
 
California Science Center Kicks Off New Adopt-A-Plane Program on the Centennial of Flight
 

The California Science Center invites the public to commemorate the first 100 years of powered flight by adopting one of its 10 on-site planes. The Science Center’s new Adopt-A-Plane program, which officially begins the week of the Centennial of Flight, December 15, is open to both individuals and organizations.

The donations will go toward providing essential ongoing care and preservation of the Science Center’s 10 outdoor and indoor planes, including a recently installed replica of a Wright Glider, an A-12 Blackbird and a DC-8 passenger jet. Prices range from $500 for one of the smaller planes to just over $1,000 for a larger plane, and covers one of several cleanings needed per year.

In return for their donations, donors will receive a privately guided tour through the Air & Space Gallery, a photo of the plane and its history as well as a personal briefing on the plane from the Air & Space Curator, and recognition on the Science Center website.

The Science Center’s 10 planes that are up for adoption include the: 1929 Velie Monocoupe, Northrop F-20 Tigershark, Bell 47G-5 Helicopter, Bell X-1 Replica, Northrop T-38 Talon, 1902 Wright Glider, 1893 Lilienthal Glider, A-12 Blackbird, DC-8, F-104 Starfighter. For further information, please phone (213) 744-7522.


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