The Wright Brothers
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Octave Chanute meets the wrights for the first time in Dayton
Make between seven hundred to one thousand gliders and increased their distance to 622 1/2 feet.
Wilbur fly's a powered machine from slope of Big Kill Devil Hill. Machine stalls after 31/2 seconds in the air and lands 105 feet below.
Wrights experiment with 1902 glider.
Propeller shafts break twice and brothers return to Dayton to repair them and obtain replacements.
Wilbur and Orville make the first free, controlled, and sustained flights in a power-driven, heavier-than-air machine.
Wrights make practice flights with their new 1904 machine at Huffman Prairie–total flying time is forty-nine minutes.
U.S. Board of Ordnance and Fortification rejects the Wrights' offer of sale of their airplane.
Wilbur makes the longest flight of the year: 24 1/5 miles in 39 minutes, 23 4/5 seconds, more than twenty-nine times around the field, at an average speed of thirty-eight miles per hour.
Wilbur wins 1908 Michelin Cup and a prize of twenty thousand francs with his flight of 123 kilometers, two hundred meters in two hours, 18 minutes, 33 3/5 seconds. He extends this same flight to break a new world record in a time of two hours, 20 minutes, 23 1/5 seconds over 124 kilometers, 700 meters.
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