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fxramper
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Wright Brothers First Flight Anniversary Today!

Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:26 am

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/95/Wrightflyer.jpg/800px-Wrightflyer.jpg

First flight of the Wright Flyer I, December 17, 1903, Orville piloting, Wilbur running at wing tip. Photo by John T. Daniels of the Kill Devil Hills Life Saving Station, using Orville's tripod-mounted camera.

Hats off for them making our obsession possible!  yes   bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: Wright Brothers First Flight Anniversary Today!

Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:13 am

Don't forget "Charles taylor" Too.

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RE: Wright Brothers First Flight Anniversary Today!

Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:19 am

....and the anniversary for the first over-booking, as Wilbur was denied boarding Wink
 
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RE: Wright Brothers First Flight Anniversary Today!

Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:27 am

And his baggage ended up in San Diego.......  spin 
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RE: Wright Brothers First Flight Anniversary Today!

Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:02 pm

Most famous picture of all-time, in my opinion. It tells so much, where we were coming from and where we would go. Beautiful.
I love dem planes....
 
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RE: Wright Brothers First Flight Anniversary Today!

Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:49 pm

In the SCE airport there is a plaque with an inscription about a woman who witnessed this first flight. She and her parents had a house in Kill Devil Hills. Many years later she was visiting her grand daughter (who now lives in State College, PA) while they sat and watched the first moon landing and man walking on the moon. Amazing how in just almost seventy years this much advanced.