Tag Archives: Orville Wright

Will the ‘real’ First Flight Photo please stand up?

You’re probably already familiar with the following photograph… Arguably one of the most famous photographs in the world, the above photo is widely recognizable as “the” First Flight photograph. Its silhouette has even become the logo of Wright State University … Continue reading

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TDIH 1914: Orville Wright nearly drowns

On August 20, 1914, Orville Wright and student pilot U.S. Navy Lt. Kenneth Whiting were trying out a modified Wright Model G AeroboatĀ on the Great Miami River in Dayton. Orville was at the controls and 30 feet in the air … Continue reading

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Kenneth Whiting, pioneer naval aviator

If you have been following the snippets of Bishop Milton Wright’s diary that we’ve been posting on Twitter and Facebook, you may have noticed the relatively frequent mention of one “Lieut. Whiting” in several entries in the summer of 1914: … Continue reading

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