Ambition to fly

For many years men have had the ambition to fly, just as birds do. It was not until December 17, 1903 that Wilbur and Orville Wright made the world first flight, having invented and built the first successful aeroplane a power driven, heavier than air machine.

Orville piloted the plane and flew 120 feet and remained in the air for 12 seconds. The brothers continued to develop better planes. In 1904 they made 105 flights but managed only 45 minutes in the air.

Gannawarra Times

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