Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Today in History

Orville and Wilbur conducted what is considered to be the first successful powered flight by a heavier-than-air craft. The flight lasted 12 seconds and covered a total distance of 120 feet. The flight might have lasted longer but TSA screening took longer than expected at both departure and arrival and the Wrights spent most of the day searching for their lost luggage.

2 comments:

Brigid said...

Then dispatch tried to schedule them for a stand up overnight. :-)

Old NFO said...

And they got stuck in the takeoff cue... :-)