President Clinton Names the Chair and Four Members of the First Flight Centennial Federal Advisory Board (11/28/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                                      November 28,


     The President today announced his intent to designate Tom D. Crouch as
Chair and appoint Todd M. Hamilton, Martha King, John Howard Morrow, Jr.,
and Kathryn D. Sullivan as members of the First Flight Centennial Federal
Advisory Board.

     Dr. Tom D. Crouch, of Fairfax, Virginia, is one of the nation?s
leading authorities on the Wright Brothers and the author of several
award-winning books on the early history of flight.  An employee of the
Smithsonian Institution since 1974, Dr. Crouch has served both at the
National Air and Space Museum (NASM) and at the National Museum of American
History (NMAH) in a variety of curatorial and administrative posts.  He is
presently employed as Senior Curator of Aeronautics with the National Air
and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.  Dr. Crouch received a B.A. in
history from Ohio University, an M.A. in history from Miami University, and
a Ph.D. in American history from Ohio State University.

     Mr. Todd M. Hamilton, of New York, New York, is Chief Executive
Officer and owner of Computerized Aircraft Maintenance Program (CAMP)
Systems International, LLC, the largest provider of aircraft maintenance
tracking services in the world.  Under his leadership, CAMP has grown from
a maintenance document management company to a web-enabled and fully
integrated, single-source service and information provider to the aviation
industry.  Mr. Hamilton has been responsible for the industry?s first
web-enabled maintenance tracking, inventory control, and flight scheduling
system.  From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Hamilton was co-owner and President of
Varsity Aviation, an aircraft charter company operating out of Denver?s
Centennial Airport.  He also serves on the board of Greyrock Capital
Partners, on CAE Flight Training Company, and as a member of the
Professional Aviation Maintenance Association, the National Business
Aviation Association, and the Young President's Organization.  Mr. Hamilton
received a B.A. in Finance from the University of Denver.

     Ms. Martha King, of San Diego, California, is co-chairman and co-owner
of King Schools, Inc., the world?s leading producer of aviation training
videos and multimedia programs.  In the early 1970?s, Ms. King and her
husband, John King, began flying small airplanes to increase their personal
flexibility in business.  Today, flying is now their business and they
co-own and co-operate King Schools, Inc. which has produced more than five
million videos with over nine million hours of video instruction.  Ms. King
serves as talent on the videos, develops new projects, and flies airplanes,
helicopters, and a blimp regularly.  Ms. King is also the first woman to
hold every pilot category and class rating as well as every flight and
ground instructor rating offered by the FAA.  Ms. King volunteers with the
FAA?s National Aviation Safety Program in producing safety programs.  She
is also a member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Aerospace
Museum.  Ms. King received a B.A. with Distinction in Comparative
Literature from Indiana University.

     Dr. John Howard Morrow, Jr., of Athens, Georgia, is Franklin Professor
of History at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Morrow joined the faculty of
the University of Georgia in 1988 and in 1991 was elected history
department head, the first African American department head in the Arts and
Sciences at the University of Georgia.  He served as Associate Dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences from 1993 to 1995 before returning to
full-time teaching and research.  Previously in 1971, Dr. Morrow became the
first African American faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences
at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he taught for seventeen
years.  Dr. Morrow has written several books on military aviation and is
presently writing a history of the First World War.  Dr. Morrow was also
the Charles A. Lindbergh Visiting Professor from 1988 to 1989 at the
National Air and Space Museum, where he consulted on the design of the
present gallery on World War I aviation.  Dr. Morrow earned his B.A. with
Honors in History from Swarthmore College and his Ph.D. in Modern European
History from the University of Pennsylvania.

     Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan, of Columbus, Ohio, is President and Chief
Executive Officer of the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), a national
leader in innovative, interactive science museums providing eight major
Learning Worlds, three theater attractions, a retail store, restaurant, an
outdoor science park, exhibit galleries, and the world?s only high wire
unicycle.  Prior to her current position at COSI, Dr. Sullivan served as
Chief Scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) under both the Bush and Clinton Administrations.  In 1978, Dr.
Sullivan became a NASA Mission Specialist Astronaut and flew three Shuttle
missions logging more than 500 hours in space over the course of fourteen
years.  While still at NASA, Dr. Sullivan joined the Naval Reserve in 1988
with a direct commission into the Oceanography program and designation as
Naval Astronaut Specialist.  Dr. Sullivan is also an Adjunct Professor of
Geological Sciences and an Adjunct Professor at the College of Education at
The Ohio State University.   Dr. Sullivan is a graduate of the University
of California at Santa Cruz and earned her Ph.D. in geology from Dalhousie
University, Nova Scotia, specializing in deep-sea research.

     The Centennial of Flight Commemoration Act of 1998 (P. L. 105-389)
established the First Flight Centennial Federal Advisory Board (FFCFAB).
The purpose of the FFCFAB is to advise the Centennial Flight Commission
(CFC) on matters related to assisting in commemoration of the centennial of
powered flight and the achievements of Orville and Wilbur Wright.
December 12, 2003 is the 100th anniversary of the Wright brother?s


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