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Boeing founder to be inducted into flight hall


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KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. — The founder of Boeing is being celebrated on the anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ historic flight.

Ceremonies marking the 110th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first flight are scheduled for Tuesday.

The National Park Service and the First Flight Society are leading the celebration, highlighted by the induction of William Edward Boeing, founder of the aviation company, into the group’s Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine.

Boeing started Pacific Aero Products Co. before winning a contract to build 50 planes for the Navy as the U.S. entered World War I. He changed the company’s name to Boeing Airplane Co.

Louis Mancini, Boeing’s senior vice president for commercial aviation services, is scheduled to give the keynote address.



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