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Twelve Seconds and 120 feet - Wright Flyer - by Colin E. Bowley

Twelve Seconds and 120 feet - by Colin E. Bowley

17 December 1903 - The Wright brothers "Flyer-1" makes the first powered, sustained and controlled flight in history, with Orville Wright as pilot.

The flight only lasted 12 seconds, but it was the first time that a machine carrying a man had raised itself into the air by its own power, had sailed forward without any reduction in speed, and had finally landed at a point as high as that from which it had started.

The Wright brothers made three more flights that day, each covering a greater distance. The final flight of the day covered 852 feet and stayed aloft for 59 seconds.

10 x 16 inches Acrylic

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