The first flight of the Wright 'Flyer'. National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution (SI 2003-3463)

100 Years of Flight

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On 17 December 1903 the first powered flight was made. 
This online exhibition is part of the Imperial War Museum Duxford's celebration of the centenary of flight.  It looks at the first powered flight and the pioneers who achieved it. A timeline outlines the development of British and international aviation over the last century.  More >>

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