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December 17, 1903: “Success Four Flights…”

At 10:35 a.m. on December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers achieved the impossible, the first powered flight. On the first attempt, Orville would fly a distance of 120 feet in 12 seconds. The brothers would go on to make 3 … Continue reading

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A Sesquicentennial Reached: Happy 150th birthday to Wilbur Wright!

150 years ago today Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) was born on a farm near New Castle, Indiana. Take a moment to look skyward and, as you see an airplane pass over, wish Wilbur a happy 150th birthday. Enjoy a few photographs … Continue reading

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What Were You Doing on the Day of the First Flight?

Today marks the 113th anniversary of the first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The events of that historic day, December 17, 1903, are well recorded, including Orville Wright’s observations in his diary. Orville closed the entry with the mention … Continue reading

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