Thursday, December 6, 2012
Students from Chantilly's J. Michael Lunsford Middle School and Chantilly High School took part Wednesday in decorating Christmas trees at the airport.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Heading out of town this holiday season via Washington Dulles International Airport? Stop and check out the holiday trees decorated by Chantilly area students near the ticketing level of the main terminal. Students from Chantilly's J. Michael Lunsford Middle School decked the halls as did students from the special education program at Chantilly High School, decorating trees Wednesday at Dulles. Each year, Dulles selects students in Chantilly High's program to work as interns in various departments around the airport. Schoolchildren from the District of Columbia, Maryland and other schools in Virginia also decorated trees with “Home for the Holidays” theme-related ornaments. The trees will be on display for passengers and visitors to …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Airport dedication ceremony was held Nov. 17, 1962.
When Finnish architect Eero Saarinen designed Washington Dulles International Airport, he proclaimed it "the best thing I have ever done." The terminal building — with its iconic swooping roof — was selected for a First Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects in 1966. President John F. Kennedy stood outside the air traffic control tower at Dulles International Airport to dedicate it 50 years ago today, Nov. 17, when it went into operation. Former President Dwight Eisenhower, who selected the location for the building of the airport, was also on hand. The airport is named after John Foster Dulles, who served as secretary of state under Eisenhower. Members of the Dulles family were on hand at the dedication ceremony. “We look …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
The 20th Annual Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull was held Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Dulles International Airport.
Thousands attended the 20th Annual Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull Saturday. The event was held at Dulles International Airport to support Special Olympics Virginia. People in attendance enjoyed games, food, an air show, a car show, music and more. Teams of 25 lined up to get their chance at pulling an 82-ton plane 12 feet, and spectators watched as they pulled a plane to support a cause. Children at the event also pulled a junk truck to help support Special Olympics Virginia. President of Special Olympics Virginia, Rick Jeffrey, said the plane pull event usually brings in more than $150,000 a year.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Special Olympics Virginia to host 20th Annual Dulles Day Festival Saturday
The Annual Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull is set for this Saturday at the Dulles International Airport. The event is presented by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Special Olympics Virginia. The event will be on more than 100 acres of tarmac at the FedEx Terminal at the airport. Doors will open for the festival at 10:30 a.m. and teams of 25 will begin their attempt at pulling an 82 ton plane at least 12 feet for charity at 11 a.m. Besides the plane pull, other festivities include a kids truck pull, food, pizza eating contest, car show and air show. “This is the 20th anniversary of the Plane Pull,” said Rick Jeffrey, president of Special Olympics Virginia. “It’s a corporate …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The 500 millionth passenger was estimated to have passed through the Dulles International Airport around noon Friday, June 15.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and Dulles International Airport threw a surprise party for the passengers waiting to board United Airlines flight No. 1172 on Friday, June 15, in celebration of the airport's 500 millionth passenger. The party included cake, beverages and an extra suprise for a lucky passenger, according to an MWAA press release. The airport opened in 1962 and United Airlines has had a hub at Dulles for 25 years. One traveler on the flight was selected as the person to receive the symbolic honor of being passenger number 500 million. The Los Angeles-bound passenger and his wife were presented with a framed picture of the iconic airport terminal, designed by Eero Saarinen, as well as a parking voucher good for…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Fairfax County police say that commuters should be prepared for additional traffic due to the space shuttle's arrival at Dulles Airport.
Fairfax County Police are preparing for congestion on Route 28 and surrounding areas on Tuesday, as thousands drive in to catch a glimpse of the space shuttle Discovery's flight on the back of a Boeing 747 to Dulles International Airport. "We do expect heavy traffic on Route 28 and there may be intermittent closures that police will be on hand to assist with," said Lucy Caldwell, a public information officer for the Fairfax County Police Department. Welcome Discovery Festival Events Police expect that parking at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly will be filled to capacity. Traffic officers will be on hand to assist with closing and reopening. The county will use the emergency alert system to …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Make the upcoming holiday travel a little easier
The holiday travel season is right around the corner and whether you find yourself on a long drive or traipsing through the airport, going any place with kids adds a lot of preparation to an already hectic time of year. Namely, there is packing. If you were a light packer before baby, you may be met with the foreign feeling of being overloaded with all the things you think you need. And if you already had a separate piece of luggage just for your shoes, well… there may still be hope. If you are traveling to visit family whom you see often, it’s always nice when they already have things like a pack 'n play or a crib in their home. But what do you do when you need to bring something for your baby or toddler to sleep in? I discovered the …