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The First Published Account of a Successful Wright Brothers Flight Goes to Auction at Swann

What you see: The cover of the January 1, 1905 issue of Gleanings in Bee Culture, from an early 20th-century group of 14 issues of the specialist magazine. 877 more words


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

It had been about five years since Wilbur and Orville Wright 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. 328 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Flying above the clouds pt. 2

There is something awe inspiring about the ability to fly. Standing on the ground, looking enviously up at birds as they effortlessly defy gravity is all man could do before the Wright brothers said, “hold my beer.” Now, modern aviation can fly hundreds of people at once in a single vehicle, defying gravity on our own and soaring high above any bird with our artificial wings. 219 more words


Flying field to display resolution defending Wrights' flight

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker has given a framed copy of his resolution rejecting Connecticut’s claim that another aviator beat the Wright brothers… 135 more words


August 19th National Aviation Day

Today we celebrate flight and the men, and women, who made it all happen. Though there have been many claims as to who was the first to fly it is generally accepted that the Wright Brothers were the first to successfully pilot an airplane on Dec. 193 more words

Unboxing The Bizarre

Orville Wright (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948)

In honor of what would be Orville’s 146th birthday, here are some facts about the younger Wright Brother:

  • Orville was a snazzy dresser – Orville wore well-tailored suits, wingtips, and “snappy argyle socks.”
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Book Reviews: A Glenn Curtiss Hat Trick

The Curtiss Aviation Book on Amazon.com

Like Orville Wright’s book on aviation, this is flying history directly from one of the guys who made it happen.   160 more words