Smithsonian hosts 'Pilot Day' at Va. museum

Saturday - 6/18/2011, 7:01am EDT

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) - The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum facility near Washington Dulles International Airport is holding its annual "Become a Pilot" family day.

The museum will showcase 50 vintage, military and home-built aircraft for the event Saturday. It runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly.

Pilots will discuss their experiences in the cockpit. In some cases, they will let visitors climb behind the controls of their aircraft. There will also be activities inside the museum.

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