Chantilly, United States of America
AIRCRAFT ON DISPLAY DURING AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM ANNEX DEDICATION CEREMONY.
The Loudenslager Laser 200, an acrobatics airplane which recently caused a controversy due to the beer logos on its wings and fuselage, is displayed along with other aircraft, including an Air France Concorde (rear) and a DeHavilland Canada DHC-1A Chipmunk Pennzoil Special (striped wings), at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, December 11, 2003. The largest such museum in the world and a companion facility to the Smithsonian's building on the National Mall in Washington, will be open to the public next week on the 100th anniversary of the first powered flights by the Wright Brothers, which took place on December 17, 1903. Some 80 air and spacecraft will be displayed inside the colossal structure, which covers 760,000 square feet. A group of U.S. legislators and other groups were opposed to the logos being displayed at the museum. REUTERS/Gregg Newton GN/HB