Saturday, April 18, 2015

It took many by surprise!

                                                                                            Attribution: John Daniels
Image: First Flight of the Wright Brothers (here)

The machine traveled 120 ft (36.6 m) in 12 seconds at 10:35 a.m. at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Orville Wright was at the controls of the machine, lying prone on the lower wing with his hips in the cradle which operated the wing-warping mechanism. Wilbur Wright ran alongside to balance the machine, and just released his hold on the forward upright of the right wing in the photo. The starting rail, the wing-rest, a coil box, and other items needed for flight preparation are visible behind the machine. This was considered "the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air, powered flight" by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (Wiki)

O for Orville and Wilbur Wright

Orville and Wilbur
You must have cringed at the drones'

For Blogging from A to Z April
Challenge - O


  1. They got there, kept on trying and now we have the ones of today

  2. It's to bad there isn't as much motivation to create today

  3. flying still amazed me, I would like to find a book on the stories of the Wright brothers

  4. This is the weekend before the last full week of A to Z. You’re amazing for staying with us this long. Thanks for your commitment. You’re almost there. This event only happens once a year, so rest up and get ready for the home stretch!

    Stephen Tremp
    A to Z Cohost
    P is for Paranormal Vs. Supernatural

  5. well done for O! and thanks so much for your always welcome comments!

  6. Interesting post Hank. Thanks.


  7. I've been to Kittyhawk! They have a great museum there dedicated to the Wright Brothers.