History: Victory for Wright in Ten Mile Flight

By | July 31, 2009
Wright Flyer in 0.9.
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In today’s issue of the New York Times Traveler, the Wrights finally took their record-breaking flight. It met the extended deadline set for tests by the War Department, which will be paying the Wrights $25,000 for their plane.

The Wright flyer hit an incredible speed of forty-two miles per hour, making the ten mile trip in fourteen minutes and forty seconds. Each mile over forty was worth $2500 to the Brothers.

It is amazing how far we’ve come in a century.

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