December 17, 2003

The World Celebrated 100th Anniversary of Wright Brothers

100 Years Of Flying

100-year Anniversary
Of The First Engine-Powered Airplane Flight.

It was on the morning of 17 December 1903 that Orville Wright clattered into the air over the lonely Kill Devil Hills sand dunes near Kitty Hawk on the coast of North Carolina. Watched by his brother Wilbur, he set in motion an unstoppable leviathan that has grown, in less than 100 years, into the world-shrinking aviation industry we know today.

The Wright ‘Flyer’ was powered by a four-cylinder water-cooled engine of the brothers’ own design and it produced 12hp from a weight (including all accessories, water and fuel) of a little more than 200lbs (91kg).

The first flight – witnessed by the staff of the nearby Kill Devil Life Saving Station – lasted for a mere 12 seconds and covered around 120ft (36.5m) – less than the wingspan of today’s twin-aisle airliners! Orville and Wilbur flew four times that day and their longest flight, which lasted almost a minute, covered more than 850ft (260m). The pace of rapid development was already increasing…

The Chronology and Flight Log presented here were collected and published by the Library of Congress in 1971 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Orville Wright.

Ref: US Centennial of Flight:
Time.com 100 Years Of Flight.

December 17, 2003
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