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5/22/1906: Wright Brothers Granted Patent for “Flying Machine”

Today in Aviation, the Wright brothers were granted U.S. Patent 821,393 for a “Flying Machine” in 1906.

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Today in Aviation: The Wright Brothers’ First Sustained Powered Flight

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the Wright brothers made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft with the Wright Flyer in 1903. The flight took place 4 mi (6 km) south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright Flyer (often referred to retrospectively as Flyer I or Flyer 1903) was the first […]

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