FIRST FLIGHT – On December 17, 1903 at 10:30am at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, an airplane (in the … | Abby's Pins


FIRST FLIGHT – On December 17, 1903 at 10:30am at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, an airplane (in the …

FIRST FLIGHT – On December 17, 1903 at 10:30am at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, an airplane (in the bottom image) rose up for a few seconds to make the first powered, heavier-than-air flight in history. The first flight lasted 12 seconds at a distance of 120 feet. Orville Wright piloted the plane while his brother, Wilbur, observed. The Wright brothers took three more flights that day, each one lasting longer than the other with the final flight going a distance of 852 feet in 59 seconds. (Sources: New York Public Library, NASA, Archive.org, Wikimedia Commons)



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