November is Aviation History Month

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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.

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