November is Aviation History Month
On December 17, 1903, less than 10 people showed up to watch Orville and Wilbur Wright make history. In fact most papers (only 3 carried the story in the USA) refused to print the press release of the Wright Brothers’ historic flight, believing it was not possible for a human to fly. The December 17, 1903 event had to have been a hoax!
November is Aviation History Month. A time to celebrate the contributions and achievements of men and women in the history of flight.
Did You Know?
• Most people at the time of the Wright brothers’ first flight attempts thought that the airplane had NO purpose for transportation and was just a dangerous sport.
• The distance covered by the 1903 Wright Flyer was less than the wingspan of today’s 747 Jumbo Jet!
• The Wright brothers’ first attempt went 120 ft. That’s about 20 people, about 6 ft tall, lined end to end.