On December 17, 1903, two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, with no formal engineering training defied gravity in their flying machine over the dunes of North Carolina’s remote Outer Banks. Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first powered, sustained and controlled manned airplane flight on this day in history.
During their lifetimes, how many times did the Wright Brothers fly together?
Orville and Wilbur had promised their father, who feared losing both sons in an airplane accident, they would never fly together. The father made a single exception, however, on May 25, 1910, and allowed the brothers to share a six-minute flight near Dayton with Orville piloting and Wilbur the passenger. After landing, Orville took his 82-year-old father on his first and only flight. As Orville gained elevation, his excited father cried out, “Higher, Orville, higher!”
NET CHECK IN’s:
Tonight we had 32 people check in to the Net and 3 of those had the correct answer to tonight’s Trivia Question. Congratulations to:
- WA6IFY, Doug
- N6RRY, Greg
- AD6UP, Louie
Thanks to all the folks who took the time to support us by checking in to the Net. No Net next week, so we wish everyone Happy Holidays a week early!