September 13-17, 2003
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, Washington, DC 20008
CENTENNIAL OF FLIGHT
Wednesday, September 17, 2003
9:00 a.m. – 4:05 p.m.
The Air Force, from its very beginnings as the Army Air Corps, has contributed
significantly to the science and technology underlying all aspects of powered flight.
The contributions of Air Force sponsored research and development have not only
enhanced the defense capabilities of the US but also produced a broad spectrum of
non-military applications that have improved the quality of life in the US and the
A one-day symposium on “Air Force Science and Technology in Service to the Nation”
has been organized by the offices of the Chief Scientist and of the Historian of the
Air Force, in collaboration with the Centennial of Flight and the Legislative Liaison
offices. This event will celebrate the Centennial of Flight. The Air Force
Association is hosting the symposium as part of its 2003 National Convention.
The objective of the symposium is to present six to eight technological developments
over the last one hundred years that have produced new capabilities or opened new
ways for achieving objectives. Each paper will represent the collaborative effort of
a historian, a technologist, and an operator.