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Happy 108th Birthday Airplanes!

On December 17th 1903, a morning, not unlike today, sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight become a reality in Kill Devil Hills, Dare County, North Carolina, when Orville and Wilbur Wright launched the Wright Flyer into the skies and into history. The Wright Brothers’ Wright Flyer, 21 feet 1 inch long, constructed of giant spruce…

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Boeing Makes History On October 26th Again …

Fifty-three years ago today, on the evening of October 26th 1958, crowds gathered to witness history, the first Boeing 707-121 commercial passenger flight. Pan Am’s “Clipper America” (N709PA) flew from Pan Am’s Wordport, at New York’s Idlewild Airport to Paris’ Le Bourget Airport with 11 crewmembers and 111 passengers for eight-and-a-half hours. The Boeing 707’s…

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Happy Birthday Airplanes!

Web: www.stevenfrischling.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 17/12/2008 – Happy Birthday Airplanes! It was today, 105 years ago that Orville and Wilbur Wright ventured out to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and took to the skies. Today, 105 years ago,  for the first time an airplane’s engine revved up, and man flew on an airplane. This 120 foot…

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