Wings500
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100 Years Ago And 12 Seconds Only!

Wed Jan 08, 2003 3:34 am

Don't' forget: 2003 we will proudly celebrate the 100th birthday of the first motor-driven flight in human history. It took only 12 seconds - 12 seconds that changed the world forever! A little update on the facts? Go here:

http://search.biography.com/print_record.pl?id=22399

There are many things going on, here is a very good website with more about this:

http://www.wright-brothers.org

Does anyone know about plans for some special color schemes to commemorate this 100 years of motor-driven flight? Any news on this?

And last not least, a new model company, PiXelport, is celebrating this with the release of a model airport named ORVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. That is a nice little tribute:

http://www.tucanoline.com/news/news_2003.html
 
Matt D
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RE: 100 Years Ago And 12 Seconds Only!

Wed Jan 08, 2003 4:46 am

I know that everyone wants to be the "first" one to post the Centennial Of Flight tribute.

But you are still about 350 or so days too early.
 
backfire
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RE: 100 Years Ago And 12 Seconds Only!

Wed Jan 08, 2003 4:56 am


...or maybe 282 days too late  Big grin

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backfire
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RE: 100 Years Ago And 12 Seconds Only!

Wed Jan 08, 2003 4:57 am


...or maybe 282 days too late  Big grin

http://www.onthenet.com.au/~billzila/pearce.htm
 
northstardc4m
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RE: 100 Years Ago And 12 Seconds Only!

Wed Jan 08, 2003 9:05 am

ummm, i hate to do this... but: 1st motor powered HEAVIER THAN AIR flight, a certain count in Germany was flying around under power in airships before the Wright Flyer was even thought of.
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Sinlock
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RE: 100 Years Ago And 12 Seconds Only!

Wed Jan 08, 2003 11:21 am

The funny thing is that,

The First heavier than air flight was only about 120ft, The second flight that took place 30mins later was almost 3/4 of a mile.

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