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Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2019 10:03 a.m. PST



55th Division17 Dec 2019 11:00 a.m. PST

strictly speaking this is when we got the first accepted powered flight since the first Glider which obviously had wings was developed by Sir George Cayley in 1804 though he first published the theory of the inclined plane to develop lift in 1792 and in 1799 set out the concept of the aircraft with separate systems for lift, propulsion, and control. the Wright brothers acknowledged his importance to the development of aviation though Otto Lilienthal had a greater influence with his later work towards gliders and that an earlier as yet unproven powered flight is supposed to have been completed in 1899 by Gustave Whitehead and a second slightly more substantiated claim that was published in the Bridgeport Herald reporting on a flight supposed to have taken place on 14 August 1901 at Fairfield Connecticut

JimSelzer17 Dec 2019 11:25 a.m. PST

Wright on Brothers

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2019 2:42 p.m. PST

Who are we celebrating? The Brazilian or the clever German immigrant?


Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2019 3:04 p.m. PST

@JimSelzer thumbs up

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2019 3:35 p.m. PST

Yes Jim +1 !

AICUSV19 Dec 2019 8:45 p.m. PST

Two wrongs don't make a right, but two Wrights make an airplane.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2019 8:49 a.m. PST

+1 thumbs up

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