RJ Gritter, a professional remote control pilot, was here at the museum helping us get ready for our newest experience, CSI: Flight Adventures. On This Week's WOW, you'll see amazing footage of RJ flying his model aircraft through the museum!
Aerobatic performer Matt Chapman was inspired as a kid at an air show. He learned to fly, and even competed at the highest levels. Now, he thrills crowds at airshows all over the world flying the Embry-Riddle Eagle 580.
The first model aviation club was formed in 1908.. by a woman! Ms. Todd, from her childhood, was always interested in how things worked. She would disassemble toys, typewriters, and was once even scolded for using her mother’s scissors to cut wire. This interest in tinkering led her to design and patent a type writer copy holder in 1896. By the turn of the century her interest turned to aviation, and she began to experiment with rubber-powered models and airships. In 1906 she displayed one of her aircraft at the Aero Club of America show, held in Grand Central Palace, New York.