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“Just Plane Fun!” at the Museum of Flight was EDUCAUSE’s special conference-wide event. The restored Red Barn, the birthplace of the Boeing Company, offers a different aviation history than encountered in Dayton’s National Museum of the U. S. Air Force. For example, the Wright brother’s very broad 1904 flying machine patent created major difficulties for competitors, including Boeing, for more than a dozen years. The six-story Great Gallery contains more than 40 historic aircraft. The Tower is a full-scale replica of an air traffic control tower. The Personal Courage Wing features World War I and II fighter aircraft and displays. The event also offered good food and live music thanks to Microsoft.