Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Wright Flyer

On December 17, 1903 at the secluded dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, mankind first took to the air in controlled, powered flight. Orville Wright piloted the machine he and his brother Wilbur designed and constructed for 12 second over a distance of 120 feet. Several more flights were made that day, the longest by Wilbur at 852 feet and lasting 59 seconds. From these first small steps the airplane was born.

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1 comment:

Arthur Eggers said...

I always loved the Wright Flyer! I don't know how many times as a kid I built Wright Flyers out of toothpicks and construction paper! I still have the last one I built for my son that he used for a high school report/project back in the 90s. It is sitting on top of the pot shelf in my family room... I take it down periodically and dust it off! I even have a Christmas Tree ornament that Hallmark put out many years ago... LOL!!!