dragogoalie
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66 Years

Mon Dec 10, 2001 9:43 pm

I just thought about something interesting. The first powered flight by the wright brothers took place in 1903. The first flight of the 747 took place in 1969. That is a lot of progress to do in only 66 years. Can you imagine the few lucky people who were alive to see both. Just a little bit of info I thought everyone might find something interesting.



66 years later


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Pretty amazing...

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dragogoalie
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RE: 66 Years

Tue Dec 11, 2001 12:10 am

come one..someone respond just to make me feel important  Big grin

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RE: 66 Years

Tue Dec 11, 2001 12:16 am

Ok... you're important  Smile

Joking... it's allways nice too see post like yours.

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RE: 66 Years

Tue Dec 11, 2001 12:30 am

Planes few years after Wright's plane were lot different. (WWI planes)
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RE: 66 Years

Tue Dec 11, 2001 2:23 am

"Ok... you're important

Hehe, thanks Big grin I feel much better  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: 66 Years

Tue Dec 11, 2001 3:46 am

Alright....OW....ok, back off, I'll respond, geez...stop whipping me! I'll take out the handcuffs, I'm warning you! Ok...whew

Amazing if you think about it. I obviously wasn't around for either of them, but up until the age of 12, the only plane I'd ever flown was the 747. Maybe that had a big influence on why I love aviation so much.

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RE: 66 Years

Wed Dec 12, 2001 11:30 pm

It's nice to see a SN Jumbo. After all, SN was already founded in 1923.

Anyhow, your topic makes me think, and indeed, aviation has come a long way indeed in a very short time.

within 2 years, we'll be able to celebrate 1 century of aviation. Who wants to join the party?

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RE: 66 Years

Thu Dec 13, 2001 2:22 am

and what about this one???

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Photo © Carl Ford



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