This past Saturday the National Air and Space Museum location at the Hazy center held one of its biggest events of the year: Become a Pilot Day. Each year, many members of the press come out for this event and so we had to make sure to have Media Kits for them. I helped to put together these media materials which included customized flash drives with pictures and important information, and print outs of the pertinent media materials such as a fact sheet and history of the museum. We supply the information in print as well as flash drives in order to make it as easy for the media as possible.
In addition, today (Monday) we held a press conference surrounding Solar Impulse which is the first solar powered plane that can fly day and night. It flew from St Louis – with a stop in Cincinnati – to Washington, D.C., landing at Dulles International Airport and is on display at the Udvar Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum. What was complicated about this press conference is that we weren’t entirely sure when Solar Impulse would get here. It can’t withstand very high winds or inclement weather because of its design, and there was a lot of bad weather here in D.C. this past week so its arrival date just kept getting pushed back more and more. On Thursday, we finally discovered that it would be arriving early Sunday morning and then we had to start inviting media to Monday’s press conference. It was very interesting to see all of the different facets involved in putting together a press conference.