Posts tagged ‘Museum of Flight’


Soaring with eagles, crossing oceans in the air, and zooming above clouds changed to the realm of possibility with the advent of first flight.  On that December day of 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright flew 12 seconds at Kitty Hawk.  The Wright brothers did not actually patent a flying machine, not even an airplane – they developed and patented the first three-axis control system because they believed that was the missing element in the “flight problem” encountered until that time.  Also on the topic of flight, hot air balloons were first recorded on November 21, 1783 (first manned, untethered flight), but hot air balloons are counted as balloon aircraft not proper airplane aircraft.

For this issue we pulled from two museums that specialize in the history and future of flight.  The National Museum of the United States Air Force (link) in Dayton Ohio and the Museum of Flight (link) located in Seattle, Washington.



February 1, 2013 at 9:30 am Leave a comment

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