Celebrating the Wright Brothers | Jet Eliot

This week marks the anniversary of the first successful airplane flight on December 17, 1903.

The Wright Flyer, a 12 horsepower biplane with a four cylinder engine, was flown by two Americans:  Orville and Wilbur Wright. That day each man flew two times.  The best flight of the day peaked at 852 feet and lasted 59 seconds.

The Wright Flyer, designed and engineered by the Wright Brothers,  hangs proudly in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.  I have stood below this plane, made of wood and muslin; it looks like a fragile toy.  It is hard to believe anyone repeatedly endangered their life…

Source: Celebrating the Wright Brothers | Jet Eliot


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