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Six years after the first flight, Wilbur Wright himself began training this country's first military pilots in College Park, Maryland. That airfield, in fact, saw many aviation firsts. Among them: the first U.S. mail flight, the first controlled helicopter flight, and the first completely "blind" flight—using only radio navigation. That pioneering use of electronics led to today's auto-pilot. And it began a continuing revolution in aviation based upon largely invisible technology the Wright brothers probably didn't even dream of. As Northrup Grumman Chairman Kent Kresa says: "It will be mainly the flight of electrons that pushes the envelope of aerospace engineering." With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP Radio.