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Recently a number of people around me have been discussing the concept of Inspiration or more specifically inspiring others.  To me inspiration is the process causing someone to undertake something creative.  483 more words

STEM Engagement

September 17, 1908: Flying Too High with Some Guy in the Sky

It had been about five years since Wilbur and Orville Wright had made history with their airplane flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. During the following years, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft, the Wright Flyer. 407 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Wright Savers

They were ex-fishermen mostly, but to say they’d chosen a safer life ashore would be a lie.

The Surfmen of the 19th century United States Life Saving Service were the forerunners of today’s US Coast Guard, a service that’s still renowned for helping aviators in need. 2,572 more words


Wright Brothers

Our visit to Wright Brothers was to prove quite entertaining.  It sounds a bit weird that a non-oyster lover would visit an oyster shack like Wright Brothers.   44 more words


One Writer’s Journey

“There were always stories being told,” historian David McCullough has said of his youth in Pennsylvania. “I was one of four boys, and we gathered at the dinner table every night with my parents and sometimes my grandmother…I think that storytelling is part of my DNA.” 821 more words

David McCullough

National Aviation Day (United States) - 19th August

“Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued a presidential proclamation in 1939 which designated the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday to be National Aviation Day. The proclamation may direct all federal buildings and installations to fly the US flag on that day, and may encourage citizens to observe the day with activities that promote interest in aviation.”   ( 425 more words


The Man Who Sent Wilbur on the Wright Path

If any fact is known about Dayton, it’s that Wilbur and Orville Wright created their heavier-than-air Flying Machine in Dayton, Ohio. What many don’t know, is that it almost didn’t happen. 615 more words

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