MIA donates cheque, scale model to museum
Peter Bolech, chief executive officer of Malta International Airport, yesterday presented a sponsorship cheque for Lm1,000 to Ray Polidano, chairman of the Malta Aviation Museum Foundation.
This followed the presentation to the museum by the airport of a scale model of the Wright Flyer aircraft used 100 years ago for the first powered flight in aviation history.
The model was the highlight of an exhibition held at the airport organised jointly by MIA and Air Malta to celebrate the centenary of powered aviation.
The scale model, an exact replica to the smallest detail of the original aircraft used in 1903, was purchased by MIA and constructed by model enthusiast Frans Zammit Haber assisted by Wayne Galea. Mr Bolech said the model was indeed an attraction at the air terminal, however MIA felt that its rightful place for permanent display was in the Malta Aviation Museum where it may be appreciated by the many visiting aviation enthusiasts.
Mr Bolech praised the initiatives of the foundation to keep alive the memories of Malta's rich aviation history.