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Published: 06/9/10

'Legends of Flight' Celebrate in Washington Despite Crash-Landing at Start

By  David Sessions - Politics Daily
'Legends of Flight' Celebrate in Washington Despite Crash-Landing at Start

It was set to be a triumphant arrival for the Imax 3-D film "Legends of Flight," which opens Wednesday at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. To celebrate the world premiere in Washington on Tuesday, seven Stearman biplanes -- wooden aircraft used to train pilots during World War II -- would descend into Reagan National Airport bearing journalists and film critics to see the movie on the National Mall. It was 10:05 a.m., and I was mingling with the bleary-eyed travelers waiting for their flights in a handful of rocking chairs in front of windows overlooking DCA's main runway. "What's that?" ...

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