Levg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 994 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1169 times:
Congratulations everyone on 100th anniversary of aviation yesterday.
However, there is one small question that has been bugging me for some time. After doing some research I could not come up with a definite solution so I decided to take this question to people who really know.
Anyway, where did aviation begin? North Carolina's license plates say "First In Flight" while Ohio's license plates say "Birthplace of Aviation". Who are we to believe?
A mile of runway takes you to the world. A mile of highway takes you a mile.
MITaero From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 497 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1161 times:
The Wrights were from Ohio, I'm pretty sure. "Birthplace of Aviation" really means "birthplace of the guys who made aviation a reality," for lack of a better phrase. Kitty Hawk, NC was the site of their flights.
Futureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1156 times:
North Carolina says first in flight because that is where the Wright's completed their first flight, Kitty Hawk NC. Ohio says Birthplace of Aviation because many aviation related things have happened there, and Im not sure but were the Wrights from Ohio?
I hope this helps a little, sorry I could not answer your question more completley!