Started by Glenn, December 17, 2003, 06:29:07 PM
QuoteIt's funny, with a site like this one, but there was no mention of the events at Kittyhawk, 100 years ago. I expected to see a flyer in USAF markings, or with twin jets or even being launched from the deck of The Big E, but no! Is is that no body thought of it, or, like me, some things are sacred?
QuoteTo Glenn-Lyn initial question : I am not completely sure the Kittyhawk date is very important. I have read (in a jealous French article ?) that this very first "powered flight" occured with a violent wind providing enough airflow to have lift without propeller. So an airscrew was turning on this previously-successful-glider, simply. Some can celebrate the day, but this was probably not a genius invention changing a World that would have see no airliner if ever the Wright Brothers had not existed... Among technicians improving here and there, this was just one step, maybe.
QuoteSorry, please accept my apologies... I was not insulting the Wright brothers, I just think this was a great technical achievement, not a revolutionary invention.
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