Let's Celebrate

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Another Year Over...

2003 was a unique year in aviation. The Centennial celebrations -- bringing a moment's pause to reflect on 100 years of powered flight -- seemed to inspire the industry to look ahead with confidence to another 100 years of achievements aloft. And the year brought much more than just nostalgia ... there was the destruction of Meigs Field, the painfully slow progress of the Sport Pilot rule, the ongoing race to build light jets, new developments in avionics and powerplants, and lots more, from the last flight of the supersonic Concorde to the first supersonic test flight of Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne. Take a quick trip through the Year In Review in today's Special News Feature.