Fun Fact: Did You Know that BWI was Once Considered the Most Advanced Facility in the United States?

Question: Did You Know that Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) was Once Considered the Most Advanced Facility in the United States?

It’s true! Friendship International Airport (Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport), dedicated in 1950 by President Harry S. Truman, was considered the most advanced facility in the United States. In 1957 it was the East Coast terminus of the record-breaking transcontinental flight by the first Boeing 707 jetliner.

Source: Anne Arundel County Government

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