Ceremony to recognize powered flight anniversary

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — A ceremony to commemorate the 111th Anniversary of Powered Flight will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 17 on Wright Memorial Hill near Area B. … Col. John Devillier, 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Frank Winslow, Chairman of the National Aviation Heritage Alliance, will take part in the wreath-laying portion of the ceremony. The guest speaker will be Jerry Gecowets, President of the Champaign Aviation Museum. … The B-25 Champaign Gal, flown by Gen. Jimmy Doolittle in World War II, will perform the flyover to conclude the event, weather permitting.

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