Flight Options Press Release

Flight Options Proud To Support the First Flight Centennial Celebration

Flight Options helps the First Flight Centennial recognize 100 Aviation Pioneers

CLEVELAND (December 11, 2003) – Flight Options, LLC, a leading provider of fractional shares in business aircraft and an affiliate of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), is proud to serve as a major sponsor of the First Flight Centennial Celebration, a weeklong event in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first flight on December 17, 1903.

The First Flight Centennial Celebration will begin on December 12, 2003. The event is intended to recognize the achievements of the past century of flight, celebrate the accomplishments of aviators and inspire the next generation of aviators to further the Wright Brothers’ dream.

“We are pleased that Flight Options is a part of our recognition to those men and women who have been instrumental in the aviation industry as we know it today,” said Julie Ketner Rigby, director of development, First Flight Centennial Foundation.  “Their support allows us to provide these individuals with the accolades they deserve.”

“Flight Options is honored to be a sponsor of the First Flight Centennial ceremonies,” said John Nahill, chairman and chief executive officer of Flight Options, LLC.  “Our market is shaped by countless awe-inspiring heroes who blazed new trails in aviation, and our participation as a sponsor of the celebration is just one way for us to pay homage to those innovators who built this industry.”

Of particular interest to Flight Options is the program on Tuesday, December 16, 2003, themed “In History’s Footsteps: Celebrating 100 Aviation Pioneers.”  The day’s programming will feature exhibits and activities honoring pioneers and innovators who have made a significant mark in aviation history.  In addition to educational and historic exhibits, activities include a ceremony to honor 100 aviation heroes, one of which will be escorted to Kitty Hawk by Nahill in a Flight Options jet.

The First Flight Centennial Foundation is the fundraising partner for the National Park Service/Wright Brothers National Memorial. The Foundation's objectives include making needed capital improvements to the site of the first flight, helping to fund the Celebration, and sharing the story of the Wright brothers' achievement. For more information, visit www.firstflightcentennial.org.

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Flight Options, LLC is the world’s fastest growing fractional provider and employs over 1300 professionals nationwide.  Flight Options offers fractional shares and leases in its fleet of over 200 aircraft, which includes the world’s largest fleets of King Air’s, Beechjet 400A’s and Hawker 800’s.  The fleet also includes the CitationJet, Hawker 400XP, Citation V, Citation 650, Falcon 50, Citation X, Challenger 601, Gulfstream IV and the Legacy."

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