September 29, 2003

We will be flying today at a cruising altitude of 4 feet.

We seldom have an image of the exact moment when the history of the world changed. But we do have this one from a century ago.

"This is it. This is the moment, and you can see Wilbur. He's caught in mid-stride. You can see Orville on the machine. It's just all_ all right there. it's that moment frozen forever."
The following telegram was sent from Kitty Hawk:
Success. Four flights Thursday morning. Longest fifty-seven seconds. Inform press. Home Christmas.

-- From The American Experience -- The Wright Stuff

Posted by Van der Leun at September 29, 2003 10:18 AM
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