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The First Powered Flight - 1903

Orville puts together wing of the 1903 Flyer

Orville puts together wing of the 1903 Flyer

Credit - Wright State University

Wilbur gets Flyer ready for flight.

Wilbur gets Flyer ready for flight.

Credit - Wright State University

Practicing in the 1902 glider.

Practicing in the 1902 glider.

Credit - Wright State University

The 1903 Flyer

The 1903 Flyer

Credit - Library of Congress

Side view of the Flyer.

Side view of the Flyer.

Credit - Wright State University

The Life Saving squad

The Life Saving squad

Credit - Wright State University

A gust of wind caught the left wing.

A gust of wind caught the left wing.

Credit - Wright State University

The end of the December 14 flight.

The end of the December 14 flight.

Credit - U.S. Air Force

Completed Flyer

Completed Flyer

Credit - Wright State University

Orville checks the Flyer

Orville checks the Flyer

Credit - Wright State University

The beginning of the first flight.

The beginning of the first flight.

Credit - Library of Congress

Readying the Flyer

Readying the Flyer

Credit - Wright State University

The Flyer reaches close to 800 feet.

The Flyer reaches close to 800 feet.

Credit - Wright State University

The front elevator frame was broken.

The front elevator frame was broken.

Credit - Wright State University

Telegram sent by Wright brothers to their father.

Telegram sent by Wright brothers to their father.

Credit - Library of Congress

A page from Milton Wright's diary

A page from Milton Wright's diary

Credit - Wright State University

A page from Orville Wright's diary

A page from Orville Wright's diary

Credit - Wright State University

   
 



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